Newcastle United are interested in Hull City defender and captain Curtis Davies according to the Sunday Mirror and the Magpies may even be interested in offering the Tigers Steven Taylor as part of a swap deal.
Curtis Davies has had a very good season at the KC Stadium, leading Hull City to Premier League safety and an FA Cup final at Wembley, while his performances almost brought him personal accolade as Davies was on the fringes of Roy Hodgson’s England World Cup 2014 squad.
All of this has seen 29-year-old attract interest from fellow Premier League clubs, including Sunderland and Everton alongside Newcastle, while his value has risen to as much as £8million.
Alan Pardew plans to swap one London-born defender for another, with Newcastle lining up a player plus cash deal for Davies, thought to be Taylor and a further £4m.
Taylor himself has been linked Al-Sadd, which is the only way Taylor will get to Qatar as he won’t be part of England’s 2022 World Cup plans given that he’s fallen down Newcastle’s pecking order let alone that of his country.
While Davies has been one of the standout defenders in the Premier League over the past 9 months, Newcastle may be reticent to buy a player so close to 30 years of age and could well end up pursuing a younger target.
Also if they swap Taylor for Davies, they may be bringing in an Englishman, but they won’t be upping their home-grown quota!