Barcelona Ponder Swapping Carles Puyol For Newcastle United's Steven Taylor
Barcelona have been linked with an outrageous swap deal involving Carles Puyol and Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor.
Taylor, a 24-year-old Geordie, has been widely tipped to leave the Tyneside outfit following a bust-up with striker Andy Carroll earlier in the season. He is currently sidelined with a knee injury, but may make a comeback against Queens Park Rangers on the last day of the Magpies' Championship-winning season.
Spanish newspaper Sport claims that Barca are pondering the possibility of having Taylor ply his trade in Spain next term, while entertaining the idea of a swap that would see their ageing defender move the other way.
Puyol put pen to paper earlier in the season, extending his contract with the Catalan club until 2013.
Meanwhile, Taylor has also been linked with moves to Everton, Birmingham City, Fulham and Aston Villa. source
Clint talks about his rise from east Texas to the EPL
Highlights: -Takes him back home to where he learned to play soccer. -Shows his high school year book LOLLLLL -Sacrifices his family made for him to follow his dream -Talks about his sister's death and how it rekindled his passion for soccer -His attitude on the pitch and how he is viewed in the EPL -Unfortunately, he does not rap
so I just saw this was posted on omg_yanks sorry for the double post, y'all
Man City sign Sunderland keeper Marton Fulop on loan
City had hoped to recall their on-loan keeper Joe Hart from Birmingham to cover for the injured Shay Given, but were blocked and turned to Fulop. The 26-year-old is Sunderland's third choice and will join City on Wednesday. With Given's regular back-up Stuart Taylor also injured, City were left with the Faroe Islands' Gunnar Nielsen. "The club, with the backing of the Premier League, have been in contact throughout the day with both Birmingham City and Sunderland with regards to bringing either Joe Hart or Marton Fulop to the team on an emergency basis," read a Man City statement on their website. "Agreement has not been reached with Birmingham, but we anticipate that Marton Fulop will join us in training (on Wednesday) and we sincerely thank him and Sunderland AFC for their help in this situation." ( Collapse )
This is b/s. If United can play O'Shea between the sticks, Man city can surely find someone on their squad/reserves to back up Nielson.