Joey Bartons’ Agent – We’re Not A Million Miles Apart

It seems that Joey Barton wants to start negotiating with the Newcastle hierarchy again, in an attempt to get a deal thrashed out, so he can achieve his ambition – to stay at Newcastle.

Joey Barton – wants to stay on Tyneside

And since Alan Pardew has arrived on Tyneside, the Londoner has made it very clear to  everybody who will listen, that Joey Barton is one of Newcastle’s best players, and Alan rates him very highly.

Alan Pardew also  seems to have formed a great relationship with the player, to his credit, and the feeling seems to be mutual.

And after another man of the Match performance on Saturday in the crucial game against Wolves, this may indeed be a good time to start negotiations with the 28 year-old Liverpool-born player – who supports Everton.

If Joey Barton cannot reach an agreement with Newcastle, then Aston Villa, West Ham, Everton and Hamburg are all very interested in taking him off Newcastle’s hands, but that would be tragic for the Newcastle United club.

It seems the disagreement is down to Joey Barton wanting at least a three year extension to his current contract, which runs out a year come June.

That would keep Joey at Newcastle through June, 2015, but it seems Newcastle are only willing to make it a two year extension, even though Joey has already agreed to a £1M a year cut in wages.

Manager Pardew has again made a statement, which seems more pointed towards Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias than anybody else, as he said after the game on Saturday:

‘It’s important to keep your best players. Ours showed up on Saturday and Joey Barton was one of them.”

And Barton’s very experienced agent, Willie McKay, has said today that the two sides are not too far apart,  as far as the negotiations go:

“Joey is happy at Newcastle and would be happy to talk. We’re not a million miles apart, it’s about the length of the deal.”

“He wants to get back into the England squad and believes he can do that with Newcastle but his form has attracted a lot of interest.”

Let’s get some of our  very best players (Barton, Enrique, Nolan …) signed up now on extended deals, and the Newcastle fans can then look forward to maybe four or five top players arriving this summer.

That would be the way to do it.

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far


    Apr 5, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Barton will never again be in the England squad

  • lewman

    Apr 5, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #2

    they choose parker over him even though they are virtually the same type of players apart from barton has much better vision, passing ability and is the man at corners and llong free kicks into the box.


    Apr 5, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #3

    The lad has been brilliant this year (bar Blackburn) and I hope we sign him up. The thought of a midfield with Barton/Tiote/HBA really excites me. Bodes well for the future.
    Keep the Faith

  • Billy1985

    Apr 5, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #4

    parker and barton same type of player but you mention 4 differences lol. barton much better. parker runs round in circles he goes past someone then drags ball back to pass the ball back to keeper.

  • Andy-NUFC

    Apr 5, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Parker is useless, all he does is turn in circles.. he dosent deserve to be in the England team. Joey on the other hand, he can pick a pass, he can score, he can cross. All the qualities a midfileder should have.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 5, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #6

    We never should have sold Parker, I always rated him. I agree he is very similar to Barton but i believe Barton is slightly better. If Parker would have still been with us we wouldn’t need to play Smith who is useless! And to see Parker playing so well now just proves my point that we should have kept him.

  • Brutooon

    Apr 5, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #7

    Parker been a great player, too bad we sold him and stick with nicky butt and alan smith (both combine passes still less than what parker did)

    Barton wont be called to the England Squad because of his reputation (The reason England won’t win anything)

  • estechco

    Apr 5, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #8

    At a recent charity ‘do’, I was told (by someone who was there), Barton said he had only been offered 1/3 of us current deal.

    By my reckoning that means he would probably be taking a pay cut of more like £1.5m per year

    …mind you, I’m sure he’ll manage ;o)

  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 5, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #9

    Thing Is we had all this Crap With Steven Taylor , Joey Barton Wants to stay we need him to stay more than Anyone Now. If there is one signing we make in the summer it has to Be Joey’s New Contract. When we Play and Joe is in the Side we are a Different team. he Kicks Everyone up The Backside Even Kevin Nolan. No Nonsence With Joey. How many Players Take a Corner and the Crowd Aplord Him Like They Aplorde Joey ?? Like Against Wolves !!!!!!!!!!

  • Ryan_NUFC88

    Apr 5, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Once summer comes round I genuinly believe in quick succession (Like when tiote, ranger, williamson and carver signed) Joey, Jose and Nolan will all sign new deals with the club. Whether it will be announced within a week of each otehr or on the same day I do believe it will happen; As bon jovi said you’ve got to keep the faith 🙂

    Finger Crossed HWTL

  • ytz

    Apr 5, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #11

    We need Joey. He is the heartbeat of Newcastle United now.

  • boater

    Apr 5, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Parker – as I always say – has mastered the art of looking great in a struggling team. His performances at chelsea and newcastle were workmanlike at best – stymied our passing game – he is limited but puts in a real crowd-cheering honest shift. Spurs want to sign him,.,, haha when will people learn? He will just revert to being an average squad man, in any side with european aspirations.

    Barton is a TOTALLY different player, knows what he’s going to do before he receives the ball unlike Parker who doesn’t have any ideas even after he has the ball under control – his brain and awareness is sharper – even if their games have a physical resemblance.

  • Davies

    Apr 5, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #13

    I liked Parker, but Barton is definitely a LOT better. I don’t think he’ll go anywhere, but then that’s what I thought about the other lad we sold.

  • cheikmate

    Apr 5, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #14

    you only have to watch the two games against west ham to see how much better barton is than parker, u couldnt tell if parker was playing.

    That cross to set up avatars goal was pure class !

  • Sav

    Apr 5, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #15

    This is typical Ashley nonsense. Sign him for Pete’s sake.

  • tiotal football

    Apr 5, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #16

    boater – I think you are spot on with Parker.

    He can only play well when his team mates aren’t as good because he is given a lot more freedom to run around the park and boss the team.

  • MacToon

    Apr 5, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #17

    If Barton plays we have a much better chance of winning the game…. GET HIM SIGNED.

  • ArtyH

    Apr 5, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #18

    If it was a choice of signing a good C.F or extending Joey’s contract I would take Joey any day, we know what we’ve got.

  • ryannorm

    Apr 5, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #19

    my theory is that there dragging out new deals until summer to make it seem sweater! would love to see gervinho, wickham, baines (if enrique goes), Balazs Dzsudzsak (had to copy and paste that one).

  • AndyMac

    Apr 5, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #20

    WWJBD says:

    “Barton will never again be in the England squad”

    Dont be ridiculous. Barton is almost at the top of his game. BBC Team of the Week state that Barton created 8 goalscoring assists this weekend, more than any other BPL player.

    If Fatman lets Barton go, while he’s in his prime, it would rank way above AC’s transfer farrago. As I have often said, Fatman knows the cost of everything but the value of nothing.

    I long for the day when the fat bastad keels over and dies because he has held this club back, purely through penny pinching, while he sp@nks millions on the gambling tables.

    He’s no Geordie, he’s a businessman.

  • AndyMac

    Apr 5, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #21

    Before anyone mentions it, “Barton created eight goal-scoring chances this weekend, more than any other Premier League player”

  • solano

    Apr 6, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Much better than the human corkscrew Scott Parker…..I wonder how many people on here now screaming for us to tie up a new deal for Joey were the one’s shouting that we should write-off our £6m investment in him and never play such a “thug” “racist”and “hooligan”……just a question……


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