Revealed! The MLS club set to sign ex-Newcastle defender Steven Taylor

Steven Taylor (Pic: Sacramento Republic)
Steven Taylor (Pic: Sacramento Republic)

Former Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor is set to join Portland Timbers.

Taylor left St James's Park as a free agent in the summer after a 13-year first-team career at the club.

And the 30-year-old is understood to be in advanced discussions with Major League Soccer club Portland, who played Newcastle a year ago in a pre-season friendly.

Taylor has had offers from clubs in England and Europe since leaving United.

The former England Under-21 international made 268 appearances for Newcastle.