Newcastle United news: Taylor to leave club, Mbabu deal
Steven Taylor will leave Newcastle United this summer after a 12-year first-team career at St James's Park.
The relegated club today confirmed that the out-of-contract defender is being released at the end of the month.
Taylor, 30, has turned down the offer of an incentive-based new deal.
However, Kevin Mbabu, Taylor's defensive colleague, will stay at United.
United manager Rafa Benitez is planning for the club's Championship campaign.
And former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer has spoken about the 56-year-old's decision to stay at St James's Park in the wake of relegation.
Meanwhile, United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, away with England's Under-19s ahead of the European Championships, has spoken about his club career and his pride at playing for his country.