Steven Taylor demands Mike Ashley deliver on his promises

Steven Taylor
Steven Taylor

Steven Taylor has told Mike Ashley he MUST spend big this summer – and says there’s ‘no reason’ why Newcastle can’t get back into Europe if he does.

Ashley shocked Newcastle fans at the weekend with his first-ever TV interview just minutes before their crunch game against West Ham United, with the Magpies won to avoid relegation.

It’s great for Mike Ashley to come out before the game and say what he said, but I do believe – and I think a lot of the lads will say the same – he should invest big in the club in the summer.

Steven Taylor

The controversial United owner insisted he wasn’t selling the club until they had won something – and pledged to continue to ‘invest’ in the Magpies this summer.

And Taylor insists the players in the Newcastle dressing room are demanding the squad is bolstered with big-name arrivals as well.

“Everybody knows we need to add some top-quality players,” the long-serving defender said.

“It’s great for Mike Ashley to come out before the game and say what he said, but I do believe – and I think a lot of the lads will say the same – he should invest big in the club in the summer.”

“A lot of people have been saying we should be in Europe and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be.

“The top six, top seven is what we’ve got to be aiming for. And there’s no reason why we can’t.”