Newcastle United star Ryan Taylor has admitted to The Sun that he is affected by uncertainty surrounding his future.
Taylor, who can play as a defender and as a midfielder, is out of contract at the Premier League club in the summer, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.
“I’m not going to lie, the situation does play on my mind because like any other professional it is nice to have a contract and some security,” the 30-year-old told The Sun.
“But I am playing for the good of the football club and my main focus is completely on Newcastle and helping this team stay up.”
One can understand the situation Taylor is in, but at the same it does not make sense for Newcastle to start contract talks with him now.
After all, the Magpies are currently fighting for survival in the Premier League, and all the players in the squad need to be focused on that.
Taylor has been on the books of Newcastle since 2009 and is a senior player, and it is heartening to see him put the club before him.
The 30-year-old has made 13 appearances in the Premier League this season, creating 13 chances in the process.
The former Wigan Athletic star has a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 55%, and he has won 11 headers, four dribbles and 22 tackles.