There was some good news this morning that Joey Barton said he would be willing to pen a new deal at Newcastle if Kevin Nolan signed along the dotted line too.
It seems that Alan Pardew is keen to get the good players currently at Newcastle all signed up, and although he lost Andy Carroll in January, if he can keep the rest of the players on Tyneside, like Kevin, Joey Barton, Jose Enrique and Cheick Tiote, then Newcastle will be in very good shape.
We would expect Newcastle to offer a good deal to Kevin, and even better than the six and a half year £50K/week they had Cheick Tiote sign for – to stay at Newcastle.
Kevin may be on £50K/week right now, but he’s a talismanic player for the Newcastle side, if ever there was one, and of course he just loves things on Tyneside.
This is what Alan Pardew said about Kevin today:
“Kevin leads by example and we’ve seen that in his performances this season.”
“He brings so much positivity to the team. And that’s something we all want to see more of.”
It seems that if Kevin agrees to sign, then Joey Barton will follow suit, and that has to be huge positive momentum to then try to get Jose Enrique on a new long term deal at Newcastle.
We are keeping our fingers crossed that all three can be signed along that dotted line – and sooner rather than later. 😀