We had mentioned earlier today that captain Kevin Nolan will likely sign a new long term contract at Newcastle, that will keep him at the club for the next five years.
Joey Barton in action at Blackpool yesterday
And good news in the Sunday Sun today, but you have to go to the bottom of one of their articles to find it, is that they are reporting that Joey Barton is ready to sign a new contract to stay at Newcastle.
The new news is that Newcastle are now willing to offer Joey a three year extension to his current deal which runs through June of next year, and that would mean that Joey will be tied up at Newcastle through June of 2015.
They had previously only offered a two year extension, but now the club seems to have done the sensible thing to keep Joey on Tyneside.
The Sunday Sun is reporting that the financial package is less than Joey is on currently, but it seems he’s willing to take the security of a long term deal to stay on Tyneside, and that’s got to be great news for Newcastle fans.
Joey has been rumored to be on around £65K/week currently, and the new wages are said to be about £1M/year less than that – so the new deal to run from a year come June, is probably around £45K/week, and maybe a bit more than that.
But Joey shouldn’t be too short of money, let’s face it. 😀
The Sunday Sun says the deal could be signed within weeks, and while there still may be some negotiating to be done, Joey Barton is said to be desperate to stay at the Newcastle club.
Well, that’s just great news.