Newcastle Make Offer For Taylor

By: Simon Williams |
07/06/11 |

Swansea City have confirmed that Newcastle United have made an undisclosed for Neil Taylor.

The 22-year-old Wales international made 28 league appearances last season as the Swans reached the Premier League via the Play-Offs.

“We have received a proposal from Newcastle regarding Neil, but it has not been accepted or rejected at this stage,” said Swansea Chairman Huw Jenkins.

“We have received a number of bids for Neil’s services and we will be talking it over with him when he returns from a break next week.”

The left-back started his career as an Apprentice at Wrexham. During his time at the Racecourse he made close to 80 appearances before moving to the Liberty Stadium at the start of last summer.

Newcastle’s bid is thought to be around £1m, which would trigger a buy-out clause in defender’s contract, however the Swans are not keen to lose Taylor.

Jenkins added:

“Neil is a player we brought to the club this season from the Conference with Wrexham with a view to him progressing and developing with us over a number of years.”

“The last thing on our minds is to sell anyone over the summer.”