Update On Tranquillo Barnetta – He’s Injured

We have been alerted by one of our readers – Hate Prawn Sandwiches (what a name!) – that supposed Newcastle target Tranquillo Barnetta was injured earlier this week and is now out for some time.

Tranquillo Barnetta – injured earlier in the week

It was a Sky Sports story that we reported but three days ago it was also reported the player has a torn medial meniscus in his knee.

The Swiss attacking midfielder hurt his right knee in a match against second division league team VfL Bochum last Tuesday.

And Barnetta was diagnosed with a torn medial meniscus by the team doctor Dr. Achim Münster and will now need surgery.

Barnetta of course was hardly happy about the injury:

“Of course it is upsetting but I can’t change it. After my surgery I will do my best to get back to the team as soon as possible,”

To give Sky Sports some slack,  it could be that Newcastle were after the player before he was injured four days ago.

But since his contract runs out in 18 months, then  if Newcastle are indeed interested, they could go back for the player in the summer.

And they would have to pay even less for him, since his contract at that time will have just one year to run.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • The Leazus End

    Jan 22, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #1

    just one barnetta, give him the ball
    will take his man on
    and then will score

  • Toonmania

    Jan 22, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #2

    ah that’s good news — if he’s been injured we will try and get him thats when this lame lot seems to buy players

  • The Leazus End

    Jan 22, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #3

    thay will come out and say he is 1 for the future and forget about the now

  • toonfan09

    Jan 22, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #4

    he is out for 4 weeks not to long cud be cheap cos of his contract and wud be worth a punt i reckon

  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 22, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #5

    Just read that he would be out for up to 4 weeks but he also said that he wanted a new challenge last summer before the w/c this guy would be class n with santon as well the line up could be

    santon—-saylor—–colo—-el toro———–
    barnetta————————-ben arfa——–
    now thats class and europa league standard nolan pushing on barton controlling the mid and ben arfa, barnetta drivin in and both are two footed can switch wings, kept together who knows oh the carling cup team

    ————–smith(until we get someone)———
    thats not bad either if they all come off

  • andre29

    Jan 22, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #6

    watch online Newcastle United vs. Tottenham Hotspur on http://bit.ly/fcdahM

  • sirtoongospel

    Jan 22, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #7

    superb player and is worth buying now, we signed HBA permanently whilst injured, same with Gosling, would love to see us sign this fella, Krancjar and Santos. We’d be sorted. Striker in the Summer and we’d have a superb team/squad.

  • henock1989

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #8

    we need
    YOKUSLU, Okay
    VERRATTI, Marco
    EL SHAARAWI, Stephan
    all for 2mill


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