Aston Villa and Newcastle linked defender comments on contract situation

Swansea City’s Neil Taylor has been linked with a move to Aston Villa or Newcastle.

Speaking to the South Wales Evening Post, Neil Taylor has addressed his contract situation after supposed interest in his signature.

Left-back Taylor is out of contract at the end of next season, and his potential availability has sparked interest in him from Premier League rivals Aston Villa and Newcastle, as per the Daily Mirror.

The Swans may look to sell him this summer if no contract extension can be agreed, as otherwise he will be able to leave for free at the end of next season, leaving Garry Monk’s squad much weaker.

The 26-year-old has put in consistent performances for a number of years, and he is really starting to come into his own as a Premier League footballer, and a Welsh international.

Despite consistent first-team football, a change of scenery may be appealing to Taylor, who has been at the Liberty Stadium since 2010, when he signed from Wrexham.

It is hard to say that either Villa or Newcastle offer improved fortunes from those currently enjoyed by the Welsh side, but a move could be likely, and Taylor has told the South Wales Evening Post that he intends to look at his contract situation at the end of the season, before deciding whether to extend it or not.

The left-back said: “It’s something to be looked at some point. The season is not far from over so it’s probably something that will be looked at then.

“I’ve played a good number of games now and I feel good. I’ve played a lot of Wales games in this season and I want to carry it on.”

Having established himself as a key figure in a Swansea side who are looking to improve on their current eighth placing in the Premier League, one would not be surprised to see him extend his deal past the end of next season.

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