Wolves manager Mick McCarthy is rumoured to be gearing up an audacious bid to sign Newcastle defender Steven Taylor in January.
Reports in the Daily Mirror have suggested that after Chris Hughton’s shock dismissal this week, Taylor’s future at the club has been thrown into doubt.
The ex-Newcastle boss had always expressed his desire to keep Taylor at the club for as long as possible, yet with the transfer-listed defender’s contract set to expire next summer, the club may be forced to sell Taylor in January or risk losing him for nothing.
McCarthy has expressed his admiration for the Newcastle defender, who has in the past been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea. However, if the Magpies cannot agree a new contract deal with Taylor before next month, they could be forced to sell their defensive stalwart for as little as £2 million.
Although it must be noted that Newcastle have played much of this season without Taylor: would it be so damaging if the club were to let him go?
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