There are more reports coming out today that Joey Barton has indeed turned down Newcastle’s offer, of keeping him in a job if he accepts a 50% wage cut.
Joey Barton – not interested in Newcastle deal
If Joey has indeed refused the deal, then we don’t think it’s even worth dragging the club through even more bad publicity, with his next trial (alleged assault against Dabo) starting at the end of June.
We think Newcastle should do the honorable thing, which they probably should have done as soon as he was initially found guilty last month, and sack him forthwith.
Retain his registration, so we can recuperate our transfer costs for him, but this will more than likely be a long drawn-out affair.
We’ll have to see if some other club is willing to pay him Â£60K/week for his services.
Certainly the sordid affair with Muto and cocaine, is still going on with Chelsea, even now, and only last week Chelsea demanded 12M euro from the player, to cover their transfer cost losses.
If this news is true Joey, has proved that he’s not really interested in serving Newcastle – so sack him – now.
Now is the time for Newcastle to cut the cord, and we’ll pretend it was just a bad dream for the club.
We need some loyalty at Newcastle, and obviously Joey isn’t willing to give any of that – even though his position right now is a lot more serious than he seems to realize.
We’ve paid him Â£3M in wages over the last season, and he’s cost us millions of pounds in bad publicity for our club. He deserves the sack.