There is a report in Sky Sports News today, that Liverpool may be keen on Newcastle United’s top midfielder Joey Barton.
Joey Barton – would he ever sign for Liverpool?
Joey came out only yesterday to say that he wanted to stay on Tyneside, and that he would likely sign a new contract at Newcastle, once captain Kevin Nolan – a Liverpudlian – signed his new deal.
And we expect both players to sign new deals in the summer, but that wouldn’t stop Liverpool coming along and offering Newcastle big money for Joey Barton, as well as a possible bid for Jose Enrique, whose contract also runs out in 14 months time.
And as we all found out from the Andy Carroll deal, if it’s a big enough offer from Liverpool, owner Mike Ashley will likely accept it.
But with £35M still available from the Andy Carroll sale, Newcastle need players, and not more money from the players they already have.
Newcastle will find it difficult to spend the £35M they already have this summer, since they will again be after some good deals in the transfer market.
But it’s also good that other big clubs are interested in some of the Newcastle players, because that in itself says the club already have some very decent players in their ranks,
But of course Joey comes from the blue side of Liverpool, and famously objected once to a reporter when he called him a Liverpudlian, and demanded to be called an Evertonian.
We wonder if this guy would ever sign for Liverpool?