Report: Contract situation sparks Aston Villa, Newcastle interest in Neil Taylor

Aston Villa and Newcastle are reportedly interested in signing Swansea left back Neil Taylor this summer.

According to the Daily Mirror, Aston Villa and Newcastle are interested in signing Swansea City left back Neil Taylor this summer.

Taylor, 26, joined the Swans from Wrexham back in 2010, and has gone on to establish himself as Swansea's first choice left back in recent years.

A consistent performer, the Welsh international will have no shortage of admirers given his precarious contract situation at the Liberty Stadium.

Taylor is out of contract in just over a year, leaving Swansea vulnerable to losing him for nothing in 2016 - or sell him on the cheap this summer.

That scenario has reportedly attracted interest from both Aston Villa and Newcastle United, with the Daily Mirror suggesting that the two sides were ready to battle over Taylor's signature this summer.

Villa have been forced to use right footed Matt Lowton at left back recently, with Aly Cissokho and Kieran Richardson both currently sidelined with injuries.

Taylor would be a solid choice to come in ahead of next season - should Villa stay up - but Newcastle also have a need there, given that neither Massadio Haidara or Paul Dummett have managed to make the position their own this summer.

Swansea risk losing Taylor on the cheap this summer - and with clubs now queueing up to sign him, Garry Monk's men are in a real position of danger.

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