Joey Barton Close To £4M Everton Move


News today in the People that Joey Barton is close to joining the team he supported as a child – Everton.

Joey Barton – close to Everton move for £4M

Since the shock news last week that Newcastle would not offer Joey a new deal, it seems  a host of clubs have been interested in the player.

And make no mistake, Newcastle will want to sell him in the summer, to get something for him, rather than lose Joey for nothing as a free agent next summer.

Aston Villa and Bayern Munich are interested in him, but it seems Newcastle could accept a £4M from Everton for their 28-year-old midfielder.

What a bargain Everton would be getting is true, and this will hardly go down well with Newcastle fans – as owner Mike Ashley again goes against the wishes of the Newcastle fans.

Alan Pardew was hoping that Barton would see out the last 12 months of his contract, but that’s not what Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias will want and again Alan Pardew has been isolated and ignored by the Newcastle hierarchy – just like he was with Andy Carroll.

Joey was said to be willing to take a cut in his £65K/week wages in return for a four-year contract on Tyneside, but Newcastle were unwilling to offer him more than a two year deal.

But it’s not clear he will get even the same deal he was offered at Newcastle at the Everton club, who are not exactly flush with money.

However, Joey had said he would only leave Newcastle if a big club came along, and it will be a decision Joey will need to make, because he will get nowhere near £65K/week at Everton, that he could still get next season at Newcatsle.

However the news in the People is that Joey is keen to join Everton, if you are willing to believe that – but we’ll see.

Apparently he wanted to join Everton as a youngster but he was rejected at the time and instead ended up at Manchester City.

News yesterday that Newcastle have agreed a deal of around £4.2M for Lille’s very skilled box-to-box midfielder Yohan Cabaye which we reported yesterday.

Things are starting to move quickly at Newcatsle but it looks now Newcastle will lose three of their top players – Carroll, Barton and no doubt Enrique – all in a short five months.

On the positive side Newcastle are in for a number of players so early in the transfer window, and by our count it’s about six players the club has already bid for.

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54 comments so far

  • hainesy

    May 29, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #1

    I don’t care to be honest I am used to it as a toon fan. As long as he is replaced by Cabaye.

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  • BonVoyageBenny

    May 29, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    That’s funny, considering Everton have no funds to spend, and Moyes being told that he must sell before he can buy. Unless I’m mistaken, Everton have sold a grand total of naught players, so where are the funds coming from…
    The rumour is only there because he’s an Everton fan, and we’ve been told he’s leaving Newcastle. If he was a Arsenal fan, we’d be told that he’d move to Arsenal. Similar to the Danny Graham story, he’s a Newcastle fan, so immediately the papers link him with us (because they know we need a striker)…

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  • kilcline

    May 29, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Would ask for Osman in return.

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  • Widowmaker

    May 29, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #4

    Cabaya seems to be a very capable player, but surely the squad will be unsettled to an extent by selling 3 key players in the space of five months. Just hope it stops there for the sake of next season.

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  • CheickTiote

    May 29, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #5

    BonVoyage, they sold Vaughan to Norwich for a undisclosed fee.

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  • Thump

    May 29, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Eh, doubt Ashley would be daft enough to sell him for so cheap anyway. Joey will be staying.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    May 29, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #7

    That douglas bloke from the SundaySun told that cwarr07 guy this morning:

    Definitely. Cabaye in the bag. Reckon Gervinho will sign: Gameiro a distinct possibility. Statement of intent

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  • hainesy

    May 29, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #8

    4M is quite a lot for him.

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  • toonincheek

    May 29, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #9

    If speculation in other comments are true, then maybe this opens the door for Sturridge to come?

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  • dawid182

    May 29, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #10

    I don’t mind, but 4mill is a little slightly. I’d wait for him around 5-6 mill.

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  • hainesy

    May 29, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #11

    I would of went for Vaughan for a couple of Mil I think he could be a future England forward. He reminds me of Defoe.

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  • cyprus

    May 29, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #12

    Actually we do need to sell more players… Smith, Shola, etc

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  • hainesy

    May 29, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #13

    Sunday Sun article if you haven’t seen it

    NEWCASTLE have pulled out of the chase for free agent Seb Larsson.
    United have been heavily linked with the Swedish winger of late – with their interest even stretching to making a formal offer for him back in January.
    But the Toon hierarchy have decided they are aiming higher this summer and have decided to mothball their interest.
    With Sunderland, Blackburn and Stoke all pushing hard for his signature, it was always going to be an uphill struggle to broker a deal for a player United were close to signing in the New Year.
    Back then they had a bid accepted and began negotiations with Larsson, only for the Blues to perform a U-turn and opt to hold onto him.
    He was one of the names banded about the Toon management in transfer meetings earlier in the season, but he will not be coming to Tyneside now.
    United have other European-based targets and that paves the way for Steve Bruce to land the 25-year-old, who scored in the Black Cats defeat at St Andrews back in April.

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  • hainesy

    May 29, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #14

    Bit of a let down today I was hoping for some Pardew quotes on the window and where we are with the signings.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 29, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #16

    4M for Barton would be excellent. I think if fitter, younger, less injury and suspension prone players on less money and less ego come in, ie Cabaye and Gervinho, we’ll soon forget all about Barton’s one half a good season when Carroll was here.

    Still buzzed from Barcelona last night. Their style has to be the way to go and and try and copy. We may never get near it, but at least it’ll be a hell of an improvement on hoofball to a lumbering target man.

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  • Kurt

    May 29, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #17

    if only there where some official news

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  • cyprus

    May 29, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #18

    Thanks hainesy for the info regarding Larsson… He’s nothing special really, doesn’t set a game alight. We need better. Although he has scored for NUFC! (Last game)

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  • toonbelmonter

    May 29, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #19

    also the express sed weve bin given permition to talk to barnetta after the england v switerland match after 5 mil bid was acepted,

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  • hainesy

    May 29, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #20

    I am still waiting for the official news 🙁
    I am desperate for the first signing.
    I wouldn’t even care if it was Pratley or John Carew I just want a new player!
    Hopefully it will be Cabaye , M’Bengue, or Gervinho though and not John Carew.

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  • geoff777

    May 29, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #21

    Sounds like a Sunday newspaper joining some fairly obvious dots.

    Barton unsettled … supports Everton … make up price .. bingo we have a news story

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  • Mags

    May 29, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #22

    Rubbish, Everton are broke.

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  • Thump

    May 29, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #23

    Aye it was a beauty like Cyprus!

    Can’t say I’m bothered by Larsson. We have a very similar player in Raylor, but he’d do for depth I suppose.

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  • kilcline

    May 29, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #24

    I would be worried if Barton and Enrique both left, that is a lot of grit and team spirit leaving there, we could buy the best 5 players in France but you still need that grit and determination to get results at the likes of Everton etc.

    I would keep Barton and try offer him a 2.5yr deal in Jan if he performs well.

    Enrique – must only go abroad, if he goes to Liverpool i can’t account for my actions…..

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  • nufcgaz687

    May 29, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #25

    @Mags and Thump

    how do i change my pic like yous have

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  • BonVoyageBenny

    May 29, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #26

    Everton may have sold Vaughn, but there is no way that they’d have got 4m for him. I’d look for about 5 Million for Barton, and if Enrique does go, no less than 10. Add that to the money from the carroll transfer (about 30M to be used for transfers), that makes a tidy 45 Million. You can buy a lot from overseas for that much…

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 29, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #27

    i ll let joey down if we get a player who can fill his boots and younger than him and in low wages

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  • JAMSHA

    May 29, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #28

    Is cabaye is joey’s replacement then datz gud ,joey can leav. Cabaye may b getn 40-45k.

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  • JAMSHA

    May 29, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #29

    Roshan I agree with u :-), yohan would b a gr8 replacement for joey .

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  • kilcline

    May 29, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #30

    There is going to be rumour after rumour but until it’s official with the scarf in their hands, i am not going to believe anything.

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  • NottsGeordie

    May 29, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #31

    nufcgaz

    1) You have go to http://www.gravatar.com

    2) Make an account with word press on the left hand side of http://www.gravtar.com

    3) Get a picture from the internet and away you go!!

    🙂

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  • Lee Dodd

    May 29, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #32

    The Squad is Very Weak as It Is Why Would We let Players Go Unless we knew we had Bodys to Replace Them. We need at Least 4 Quality Midfielders .. We need 2 Defenders .. and 4 new Forwards as what we have are Past There Sell By Date . Shola is Well Hopeless .. Lovenkrands is Not A Premier league Player Best Tries Very Hard But Is Not The Man and Ranger well if we think he will et to Carrolls standards in 2 years time well were all on Cukoo Land !!!!

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  • toonarmy09

    May 29, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #33

    Don’t believe it for one minute ,shite journo ,think Barton may stay ,and earn a new deal by Christmas !!

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  • panzer attack 912

    May 29, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #34

    play like Barcelona

    Forster
    Richards Saylor Collo M’bengue
    Tiote
    Cabaye ……?

    Gervinho …….?
    Gameiro
    Gameiro =12mil
    Gervinho=15mil
    Cabaye=4.2mil
    M’bengue=8mil
    Richards=4/5mil+gutti
    Total=44.2

    sell=Shola 1.5 mil
    Smith 500k
    raylor 3mil
    enrique 15mil
    Barton 4/5 mil
    total=24mil

    44.2-24=20.2mils

    use some 4 wages and keep some 4 january to by more fringe like nolan and youngsters

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  • Lee Dodd

    May 29, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #35

    The Newcastle Fans DO NOT want Joey To Leave The Club .. If The Team Had not lost Concentration against west Brom and Got the £2.5 Million that They Chucked away That would have been Joeys Extra Year !!!!! Typical Newcastle !!!!! I think If Alan Pardew Doesn’t get some quality Signings in This Summer The Gates Will Drop Quite Dramaticly as A Lot of Fans Have Had Enough !!!!! Getting Shot of Carroll Then Chris Hughton Then if Jose and Joey Go Then There Not Replaced With Some Quality Then The Gates Will Definetly Drop !!!!!

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  • panzer attack 912

    May 29, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #36

    in cup games or players needing rest put fergie,best,vuckic,abeid,willo krul amazing bench/fringe team

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  • AndyMac

    May 29, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #37

    hainesy says ” I wouldn’t even care if it was Pratley or John Carew I just want a new player!”

    You got it bad hainesy, go lie down in a darkened room until August 31st 🙂

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  • AndyMac

    May 29, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #38

    I agree with Lee on Barton. Joey wont go unless its right for him and moving to Everton, despite their final place in the table, would be a downward move. I think he would do a good job for any of the so called top four or even Spuds 🙂

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  • The Entertainers

    May 29, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #39

    The signing of Cabaye, looks like a sign to Joey, we are moving on without you. Find a new club or sit on the bench!
    Not sure what to think, I guess time will tell !

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  • Shez

    May 29, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #40

    I’am not sure the move will happen being as Everton are skint. However, they have sold Vaughan for a fee of around £2.5 million plus they still have £3 million from the sale of Pienaar to Spurs in January. On top of this they have Yakubu to sell and, as Newcastle need a striker, there’s always a chance there could be a swap involved

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