Oh no, not Taylor
Sick to my stomach. That is how I felt this morning when I woke up and saw all the Lyle Taylor transfer stuff online. Even ratified by journo sage Rich Cawley.
Brentford are flush and in the market for a striker after selling Neil Maupay to Brighton for £20m, and Middlesbrough, well they can’t believe how easy it is to take sweets from a senile old football club murderer.
We can’t stop clubs coming in from our players, it’s a compliment, although only if you say thanks, but no thanks, but it’s a crime if you have an owner wanting to demolish a proud football club. Duchatelet is clearly rattled that against the odds we were promoted and is doing his utmost to liquidize our assets, load on debt, make us uncompetitive and relegate us back to League One.
Duchatelet will need more than sycophant Jim White in his corner if he accepts an offer for Taylor, he will need 24 hour security.
As for Taylor. Who knows. He has yet to sign a contract extension, has spoken openly against the owner, has sat and watched another player sold this week after getting the winner at Blackburn on Saturday. Loyalty, togetherness, spirit and kinship only goes so far.