Barton Still Very Committed To Newcastle – Maybe

It seems there was more truth in that news article on Joey Barton  this morning than we thought.

Joey Barton – wants to stay on Tyneside

Barton’s agent Willie McKay has today confirmed that West Ham’s have indeed made an offer for Joey Barton, which was rejected by Newcastle.

McKay told today:

“I believe West Ham made an inquiry for Joey and that was rejected by Newcastle,”

“Joey is enjoying his football again and he is committed to Newcastle unless he is told otherwise.”

“There are other sides interested in Joey as I have had five or six phone calls from teams asking about Joey’s availability.

“If these interested clubs make an offer for Joey then it is up to the two clubs to agree a deal and once that happens then we can sit down and discuss a possible move.”

If the club do make the decision to sell Joey Barton there’s not much the player can do about it of course – which is why we were happy the club will not sell Andy Carroll.

We had mentioned this problem before, that Newcastle will have difficulties with players like Alan Smith and Joey Barton, who were given huge contracts on Tyneside, but the club is unlikely to be able to match that wage for any extensions to their contracts.

In a way that’s exactly what’s happening with Steven Taylor – although he was offered slightly more than he was already on at the club – and there has been another increase to that offer that was made recently.

Newcastle want to keep Joey Barton because he’s playing really well,  and as long as he behaves himself, Newcastle will want to extend his contract we would think.

But as with Steven Taylor they will hardly want to let Joey’s contract run down, and lose him for nothing in 18 months.

After Steven Taylor,  it appears that Joey will be the next one that Newcastle will try to tie down with a new contract on Tyneside – and a lot of that will depend on just how well the new manager – Alan Pardew  – does on Tyneside.

We’re not really surprised that a number of other clubs are interested in 28 year-old Barton, but the story today that’s making the rounds is that  Newcastle have already decided to cash in on the Liverpudlian – because his wages are too high.

That’s not true.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #1

    West ham offered decent money … sell him

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #2

    Liverpool are meant to be ready to offer £8M for Jonas … sell him

  • expatgeordie

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #3

    The great Newcastle United January sales is starting early this year

  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Ah well this defiantly looks like the arsenal model sell everyone play the kids. But seriously if we are to stay up it will only be fring players such as smith that will go in January but the summer may be a whole different kettle of fish.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #5

    I personally think we should try and offload:

    Jonas – at right price,

  • alex84

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #6

    NUFC_Richygo1, im happy to offload these players aslong as they bring in quality not shite!!

  • Solaidback

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #7

    Apparently, Barton is valued at £5m but the Wet Spams offered us £1.25m & also wanted Barton to half his wages for a move.. lol lol what sort of deal is that to ask of a player who’s still got 18months left, its not as if the Wet Spams are a big club which most players would want to play for & would give their left arm for is it.. lol 🙂

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #8

    @ alex84 // Dec 10, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    well that van wolfswinkel has been touted, he sounds a quality aquisition

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #9

    Ricky van Wolfswinkel that is.

    “A fee north of £5 million has been tipped, but new manager Alan Pardew is said to be warming to the idea of offloading Spanish flop Xisco, Hughton-signing Leon Best, and installing van Wolfswinkel in the Magpies’ attack alongside Andy Carroll”

  • k

    Dec 10, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Scott Parker to Spurs in a straight deal = West Ham worried about fan anger;

    To placate the West Ham fans, as a favour from Ashley & Lambias:

    Barton to be transfered to West Ham…

    I personally do not think it will happen as fans could make the connection.

  • max

    Dec 10, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #11

    its ok to sell them. but we must buy a good replacement as well. so i think there a few players that want to go out of their club. bojan krkic, santa cruz, robbie keane, bendtner, and many more from other league. so just try to approach them. or maybe we can bring back henry, beckham, guti, raul, nistlerooy to premier league.

  • Shot Bru

    Dec 10, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #12

    I can’t believe that any young prospect like Ricky van Wolfswinkel would be advised to sign for NUFC at the moment….

  • Thump

    Dec 10, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #13

    @Shot Bru: it’s all about the stepping stones, mate.

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 10, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #14

    How much is Pardew getting? We’re talking £5 million + for Ben Arfa and £5 million + for van Wolfswinkel.

  • leedodd

    Dec 10, 2010 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #15

    This Shite has Got to Stop – We are selling Andy Carroll & everyone in the Team apparantly from what the media say – We need to shut up and play some good football and for Chris Hughton Win the Bloody FA Cup Sod Mike ashley When He is Dead and in His Urn Newcastle United Will Still Be Alive and Kicking . We are The owners The Fans Not Ashley he may put up the cash does he shout at the team etc ?? No He Sits In His Big Chair with his white Shirt With His Stupid Pals in the Platinum stand Trying to be Jonny Big But he is so stupid to realise the fans hate him and if this was afganistan or Ireland he would have been assassinated years ago. God I hope he is in the Ground Against Liverpool !!!!! He and Big Del Wont Be As They are Now To Scared !!!!!! Leaving Pardew To Be Hung Out To Dry !!!! The Big Pratts !!!!!!


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