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Neil Taylor | Defensemen

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 141

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Swansea City have officially signed Franck Tabanou from St. Etienne on a transfer that came with a fee around £3.5m.
Tabanou plays on the left, with experience as a full back and midfielder. It would stand to reason that Garry Monk views his new toy as a left back, and immediately creates a position battle between Tabanou and incumbent Neil Taylor. Taylor saw his position taken over by Ben Davies two seasons ago before reclaiming it last year, but even with a freshly renewed contract, the Swans apparently want to have two viable options. This may be a situation that does not clear itself up by Week 1, making both risky fantasy investments until we know who Monk prefers. Jun 19 - 10:48 AM
Source: Sky Sports

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Swansea City is rumored to be pursuing Saint-Etienne Franck Tabanou, with a transfer fee reported to be in the neighborhood of £3.5m.

Tabanou is hitting his prime at the age of 26 and would immediately challenge for playing time if brought to Liberty Stadium. He plays on the left, with experience both in defense and midfield, sometimes splitting the difference as a wing back. His goal rate would lead you to believe he is wanted more as a defender, which would immediately threaten Neil Taylor, who is the current left back of choice.
Source: Sky Sports
May 29 - 9:30 AM

Neil Taylor will miss this weekend's trip to Leicester and next weekend's trip to Newcastle United as he serves a 2-match ban for accumulating his tenth yellow card of the season.

With Taylor unavailable and Kyle Naughton lost for the remainder of the season to injury, the Swans will incorporate their backups to fill the full back positions. Angel Rangel is a certainty, and will likely take Taylor's spot at left back, while Kyle Bartley looks the favorite between he and Jordi Amat to deputize on the right. Both matches are away from the Liberty, so between half of their preferred back line missing out and having to defend on the road, Swansea may not be a reliable source for clean sheets in Taylor's absence.

Neil Taylor began the season as one of the better budget options available in defense and he has consistently produced all season while still at a bargain value.

Taylor has only missed one match this season as he has been a rock at left back, making the departure of Ben Davies look like a good business move. There's no rumor that Garry Monk is shopping for anyone that may challenge Taylor for his spot during January's transfer window, so Taylor looks to be nailed on through season's end. At 7.1m and hosting a Villa side that have struggled for goals, he is a solid buy for Boxing Day.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 01:02:00 PM

Swansea City welcomed Neil Taylor back to the starting line-up for their Capital One Cup match with Birmingham City on Wednesday.

The young left back had been absent from the line-up for approximately a month due to injury but he is available again and will compete with Ben Davies for playing time. Swansea are blessed with two good young left backs in Taylor and Davies and with both healthy it will be an interesting competition for playing time. This is a good thing for Swansea and Wales but not so much for fantasy managers who will be frustrated with the lack of certainty over who will start from week to week.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 03:54:00 PM