Kevin Nolan wants Joey Barton to stay at Newcastle.
Kevin Nolan – wants Joey Barton to stay at Newcastle
Barton and Nolan have been two of Newcastle’s best performers this season, and both 28 year-old Liverpudlians are already big favorites with the Geordie fans.
But there have been some difficulties with Joey Barton and Newcastle agreeing on a suitable extended deal to keep him on Tyneside.
We just have to hope that can all be worked out this summer, because we understand the two sides are not exactly miles away on agreeing a new contract.
This is what Kevin Nolan said today about Joey:
“I’d like us to keep Joey. He’s a big player for us and he’s come out saying he wants to stay.” “We all want Joey to stay, we want to keep this squad together. We can’t afford to lose any other big players.’’
“The Europa League is the minimum that this club should be aiming for.” “We have the potential to do it. If we keep making the right decisions, keep bringing in the right personnel, then we’ve got a chance.”
“The most important thing is bringing in the right people, who understand what it takes to play for this club.”
“That’s what they do at Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United. As soon as new players arrive, they know what is expected of them. That’s what we need here.”
“In three years we want to be up with those clubs, hopefully we’ve got the wheels in motion.”
The sale of Andy Carroll in January, a local lad who was one of Newcastle’s best players and top goalscorer who wore the famous number 9 shirt on Tyneside, simply shocked the fans.
Were Newcastle going to sell their best players if the right offer came in?
That question is still undecided with most fans, and we’ll see soon enough, but the Geordie fans will be very unhappy indeed if Newcastle end up selling Joey Barton and Jose Enrique this summer.
Top clubs keep their very best players, they don’t sell them.