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New Joey Barton Deal Could Be Announced Today

9:59 am, Monday, January 31st, 2011 by Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

Sky Sports understands that Newcastle midfield star, Joey Barton, is ready to sign a new deal at St James’ Park, and it could even be announced today.

Joey Barton - new Newcastle deal could be announced today

Newcastle have been in talks with Barton over the last couple of weeks, and it would appear that the club have come in from the start of the negotiations, with a decent offer  that Joey seems willing to accept.

Newcastle may not pay out huge deals to all players these days, but those who have deserved them – like Joey Barton as just one example – will be rewarded by the Newcastle club – and that’s the way it should be.

Joey is now playing the best football of his career, and he has made no secret of the fact he’d love to finish his career on Tyneside, with Newcastle being a club he seems to just love – and who stood by him when he had his difficult times about three years ago and even ended up in jail.

And we’ll not even mention the Geordie supporters who just adore the Liverpudlian – or should that be Evertonian?

Talks are now said to be at an advanced stage, and we think Newcastle will make every attempt to announce the deal today, to cushion the news (the blow?) that not too many new players will be coming in today.

Bur it’s very important Newcastle sign up their best players on long term deals, so this will be important news – and certainly great news for Alan Pardew.

Barton’s agent Willie McKay has been pleased with the Newcastle initial offer, and says Joey is close to pledging his future to the famous Newcastle United club.

McKay told Sky Sports today:

“Talks have progressed well and we are hopeful of concluding the deal very soon,”

“Joey is enjoying his football at Newcastle and he is happy to sign a new deal.”

Once Joey’s deal is done and dusted, expect Jose Enrique to be the next in line to sign an improved long-term contract at the club, and then we expect both Cheick Tiote and Andy Carroll to be offered improved deals on Tyneside.

It’s just great having players like Joey at Newcastle, who don’t want to play their football at any other place – and that’s exactly how it should be.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Contracts · Joey Barton · Newcastle News





5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sinner // Jan 31, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    CHUCK NORRIS SPOTTED AT AIRPORT. :D

    http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/5517/dr8rrcopy.png

    Chuck Norris is a one-man team and with that>>>> a winner!

  • 2 Graeme // Jan 31, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Getting Enrique and Tiote tied up on 5 year contracts has to be a priority.

    They are playing so well, they are attracting attention from a lot of other clubs!! The Bull is probably the best LB in the league at the moment and Tiote is immense. We dont want to be losing players of their ability anytime soon.

  • 3 lewman // Jan 31, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    anyone know if pardew can speak french, it would be a great help in signing tiote and maybe we should wait for ben arfas return as they may become very good freinds and then he will be more willing to sign an extension if he becoming interested by chelseas interest.

  • 4 geordieal // Jan 31, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Glad to hear he is close tho signing, I think Jose will also sign a mew deal, tiote I’m not sure of tho, after all if Chelsea come in and offer him mega bucks then why would he be loyal to us, it’s not lik he is a Geordie, (other than an adopted one in our eyes), his best mate is drogba and he models himself on essien, so I’m thinking if they come in for him then he will leave, altho not until the summer, that way, he can sen even more money back for his family. Would be fantastic if he stayed but just can’t see it unfortunately.

  • 5 stuckdownsouth // Jan 31, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    I think Joey’s signing is a sign of the way things are going for us. STaylor was able to hold a gun to our head as his contract ran down. Players are offered 5 year contracts on the right money or they will be moved. Hopefully Jose signs next but if he doesn’t he will moved on!
    What ever you say about Cashley he is running the club as a business now. We are now a trading club, theses 5 year contracts are so we can sell players from strength. It’s not the dream we all want but it is good business as long as the proceeds go back into the club.




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