Steven Taylor on brink of Portland move after ending 13-year Newcastle career

Former Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor is set to complete his move to Portland Timbers in the next 24 hours.

Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 15:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 16:44 pm
Steven Taylor

Taylor flew out to the USA last week for talks with the Major League Soccer club.

The 30-year-old is understood to have passed a medical and agreed terms over a long-term move to at Providence Park.

Newcastle played Portland, the reigning MLS Cup champions, in pre-season a year ago.

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United, then coached by Steve McClaren, were beaten 4-3 by the club.

The former England Under-21 international made 268 appearances, and scored 15 goals, for the club he joined as a nine-year-old.