Alan Pardew has said last night he is still hopeful that Joey Barton could sign a new deal that keeps him on Tyneside beyond next summer.
Joey Barton – could he get a new deal on Tyneside?
Joey has one year left on his contract, and seems determined to stay on Tyneside for that year, and this is what Newcastle manager Pardew had to say about Joey last night:
“The important thing for him is that he sees the squad has quality.”“We can keep him where he was last year, another season. “
“Who is to say we can’t agree a deal?” “He wants success. If we can give him that on the pitch, I think he could stay.”
You’ve got to think that Alan is talking to Mike Ashley on Joey Barton, and he would hardly be saying these things if there was no chance of Joey getting a new deal on Tyneside.
However, Joey has also been put up for sale for £4M, so we’re not really sure what to think – but Joey would do well to stop those tweets.
Alan doesn’t seem to be so positive on Jose Enrique, as he had this to say about the Spaniard:
“No one is more keen for him to stay than me. His desire to play Champions League football at his age means it is difficult to keep him. We must keep watching and hope it falls our way.”
The most recent news is that Liverpool will try to take him, maybe this week, but they are not in Europe next season, and they may find it hard to match Newcastle’s bumper five year deal the club have offered Jose to stay at Newcastle.
We’d love it if both players could stay on at Newcastle for the next several seasons – just love it!