Steven Taylor does have a future at Newcastle Utd

EXPERIENCED ... Newcastle's Steven Taylor
EXPERIENCED ... Newcastle's Steven Taylor

STEVEN Taylor DOES have a future at Newcastle United.

The long-serving defender had a frustrating season at St James’s Park.

Taylor made just nine Premier League starts – and spent much of the campaign on the bench.

It has been reported that Taylor is one of the players the club is looking to move on this summer.

And Valencia and Fenerbahce have been linked with moves for the 28-year-old.

There could be as many as half a dozen departures from the club, which has already confirmed midfielder Dan Gosling will join AFC Bournemouth when his contract expires next month.

But SportMail understands that Taylor is not one of the players who United manager Alan Pardew has “advised” to “move on” this summer.

Taylor started the season in Pardew’s team – but was sent off in the club’s opening match.

And suspension, injury and the form of Mike Williamson restricted his opportunities.

The former England Under-21 captain is under contract to United until the summer of 2016, and not looking to leave the club.

“I have two years left,” said Taylor after last weekend’s defeat to Liverpool.

“I don’t see my future anywhere apart from Newcastle.

“I have said that since I was a young lad coming through the ranks. I love it at Newcastle. I would love to finish my career here.”

Pardew admitted it had been “hard” to leave Taylor out of his team after he scored in the club’s home game against Cardiff City earlier this month.

“I do love him, and it’s been hard leaving him out of the team,” said Pardew.

Taylor’s long-time defensive partner Fabricio Coloccini has also pledged his future to the club.

Meanwhile, Gosling has agreed a four-year deal with Championship club Bournementh, subject to a medical.

The 24-year-old wasn’t offered a new contract by United.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said: “He did very well on loan at Blackpool, and ended the season in the team at Newcastle.

“That Premier League experience will be invaluable to us, and we’re very pleased to have got him.”