After much pushing and pulling Burnley seem to have caved for what is a very good transfer fee for Leeds United. Adam pope reported yesterday that Burnley have agreed to pay a fee of around £7 million, which begs the question, how much were they worried of paying at a tribunal?
Taylor is a very good player, like him or not (most of us not) he is probably going to play in the left back spot at Burnley and will probably do quite well to be fair to him. In terms of character, commitment and passion. Zero is the answer, and we certainly didn’t want him to stay at Leeds after the fuss he made at times last season. All in all the deal is very good for the club, a high transfer fee and rid of a player that didn’t want to be at the football club. Taylor signed a long-term deal at Burnley but the clubs couldn’t agree a fee, with Leeds happy to let it go to a tribunal, and Burnley frantically trying to avoid it.
As it is the deal is done, the fee agreed, the player at Burnley and we can all move on from a toxic situation created by a player who once seem to feel privileged to be at the club. His refusal to play against Wigan in the final game was a bizarre decision that meant he was leaving on a very bad note, and the fans disgusted by his behaviour, a sorry end to a player that promised so much, and seemed so grounded just one year earlier. He left for the money, his agent making sure he got a very good deal, and now Leeds have a decent wedge of money to re-invest in the squad.