Sky Sports is reporting that Newcastle United have no plans to move on midfielder Joey Barton for as little as £1M.
Joey Barton – can go for £4M?
We should hope not, because even though he has just one year left on his contact, he’s still worth a lot more than that.
And it could even be worth it to Newcastle, to keep him at the club in his last season, because after all he was one of Newcastle’s best players last season, and you need some stability and continuity, with all the new players coming into the club this summer,
The news is that Newcastle may still sell the player this summer, but they would be daft to sell him for such a low price, and we don’t think that will happen, but that doesn’t mean he will not be sold.
Barton is as disappointed an anybody that he has not been offered a new contract on Tyneside, and of course when Kevin Nolan didn’t get the contract he wanted, he was even prepared to play in the second division with West Ham, rather than stay on Tyneside, with still two years left on his current contract.
The 28-year-old Barton is being linked with Arsenal, and if that interest turns out to be valid, he may end up in London, as long as Arsenal pay a few million for him.
No bids have been made for Barton but Sky Sports is reporting that Newcastle will sell, if they receive anywhere near £4M for him, and that sounds about right.
What do you think?