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Last Updated: Friday, 7 September 2007, 13:21 GMT 14:21 UK
Taylor rejects new Newcastle deal
Steven Taylor
Taylor graduated from Newcastle's Academy
Newcastle defender Steven Taylor has rejected the offer of a new five-year contract at St James' Park.

The 21-year-old, whose current deal expires in the summer of 2009, was seeking improved terms but was disappointed with what was offered.

"I only hope that they are not trying to force Steven out," said the player's father and representative Alf Taylor.

"Newcastle is the only club he wants to play for, but he is most disappointed at what they are offering him."

606: DEBATE

Taylor's father added: "Fans seeing the likes of Albert Luque and Jean-Alain Boumsong coming into the club with massive wages must think Steven is also on big bucks, but that is not the case.

"He is not playing for Newcastle for the money, but because he loves football and the club.

He is not playing for Newcastle for the money

Steven Taylor's father, Alf

"But having said that, it is a short career and the financial aspect is still important.

"Fortunately, while he is disappointed, Steven has never - nor ever will - let it affect his performance on the field.

"He is a local lad who only wants to play for his local team.

"But perhaps that is why his contract offer is not in the same category as those players who are coming in from all over the place."

Taylor is the cream of the crop of Newcastle's Academy graduates and found himself a regular starter under new manager Sam Allardyce.

He was selected as captain for the England Under-21 side to face Montenegro and was called up for the first time to senior squad for last month's friendly against Germany.



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