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Taylor decides to leave Newcastle

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The defender will end his 13-season stay at St. James’ Park

Newcastle United centre-half Steven Taylor will leave the club when his current contract expires on June 30.

The club’s managing director, Lee Charnley, confirmed this morning that they had offered Taylor a new one-year deal, but the 30-year old turned down the offer in order to move on to a new challenge.

Taylor made his 268th and final appearance for the Tynside team during their 5-1 victory at home to Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of 2015/16 Premier League campaign.

The Magpies’ manager Rafa Benitez told the official Newcastle club website: “Steven has been a very good player for this club for a long time and his character and personality has always been very positive, including during difficult times.

“I would like to thank Steven for his service and I wish him well for his future.”

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