Barnetta’s Agent Derides Newcastle’s Ridiculous Offer


Things don’t appear to be getting much better for Newcastle today.

Tranquillo Barnetta – on more than £40K/week at German club

Tranquillo Barnetta’s representative in Britain has today ridiculed Newcastle’s offer for his client, and he says that Newcastle have offered Barnetta less money than he’s getting at Beyer Leverkusen.

The Swiss international midfielder has been a target for nine months at Newcastle. and this is what his agent Barry McIntosh told Sky Sports today:

“As it stands there is not a hope in hell that he will be going to Newcastle. In fact I am angry at their attempts to do it, and behind my back also,”

“They have made an approach, but their offer equates to somewhere in the region of £40,000-a-week – which is just ridiculous. Why on earth would Tranquillo move to Newcastle for less money?”

“No offense to Newcastle, he would possibly consider going to Arsenal, Liverpool even Tottenham for less – but not Newcastle.”

“They have known all along, what it would take to land Barnetta and what he is earning now, and this sort of offer really does border on ridiculous.”

If  Barnetta is on more than £40K/week at Bayer Leverkusen,  that’s a big salary for somebody who’s completely unproven in the Premier League.

And maybe that’s why Newcastle may be turning their attentions to Manchester United’s French winger Gabriel Obertan.

Gone are the days when Newcastle will offer big wages for players.

Of course there’s always a chance that this is a false report, and it wouldn’t be the first time an agent has put out information which is solely for their own good.



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265 comments so far

  • G

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Just been told by a workmate that the agent at the middle of this has been sacked? Anybody heard anything about this?

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Abeid, if he turns out to be great, i expect him to be gone at the end of the season for 20million. I feel Abeid will get more game time than HBA. Exciting player. Fast tricky, hope he gets the goals.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Barnetta is a great player. He’s deserving of a 50k/wk. Just get rid of Barton who is on like what? 60-70k/wk? Use his wages to fund Barnetta. Don’t insult with 40k.

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  • gonz

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #4

    ilovetoon8788 // Aug 4, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Abeid, if he turns out to be great, i expect him to be gone at the end of the season for 20million. I feel Abeid will get more game time than HBA. Exciting player. Fast tricky, hope he gets the goals.

    ARE YOU CRAZY?!

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #5

    If we sign this guy.
    Its gonna look like he’s here for the £££££££££££.
    I would sack his agent if I was him.
    Hes just made his player out to be a money grabber.lol

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #6

    To me that reads ‘My player would love to join Liverfool, Arsenal or Spurs’

    don’t think its about money(wages) just another corrupt agent using us to garner interest from other clubs. If he expects to be paid more just for coming to us then, sorry but i don’t want him

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #7

    @G

    Thats interesting, just trying to stir up some $hit then?

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  • geoff777

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #8

    Can’t believe Barnetta is on 40k.

    If we’re negotiating personal terms his agent would have had to sign a non-disclosure agreement …

    Sounds like more press bollox.

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  • terencelim

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Like it or not, we’re all living in reality and most top players nowadays would rather join Spurs and Liverpool for less money, their fans probably aint as great as the Geordies but they are BIGGER CLUB than us, with a owner and board that willing to drive the clubs forward.

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Swiss TV reporting he is on 26k

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  • shearermania

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #11

    positive lads……..the club will announce they have bought no less than 4 new players and the sale of enrique, the story of barton…….
    its going to be a good one

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #12

    joey barton n nufc have agreed not comment any further on him being given a free transfer

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  • shearermania

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #13

    i hope

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  • G

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #14

    @ post 7. Just echoing what I was told by a workmate. Can’t find anything about it on tinterweb, and we are blocked from SSN website from here.

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #15

    Were Is this statement??

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  • shearermania

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #16

    davytoon….does barton know that….or did they tell his twitter page as well

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #17

    @12

    Wheres that from mate?

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #18

    on this barnetta thing he says pissed off went behind his back so they must of went to his proper agent n left this tool out of the picture thats why hes spouting off

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #19

    BelfastMagpie87

    Your joking arent you ? Barnetta is at a Champions league club and well respected international. The agentr clearly states what Newcastle is required to do to ensure getting him in terms of wages he currently is on etc

    and we go in a take the pi** basically, i am all for the agent coming out and letting us fans realise what the toon are like in transfer dealings thats when we actually make a real bid for a player

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #20

    The wages we can offer are better than they would be in many other European leagues,” he says. “In places like Belgium, Holland and France the money isn’t probably quite as good. Germany is tougher because they do pay well – and the crowds are big over there as well.” Graham Carr 2011

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #21

    breaking on ssn now

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #22

    lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    #nufc statement: No discussion on Barton at Press conference
    1 hour ago Favorite Retweet Reply

    Predictable…………..

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #23

    ‘Both parties have come to an agreement that neither the club or Joey Barton will comment further on his free transfer’

    the club have important business over the next couple of days to focus on

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  • solano

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #24

    Our reputation in the game as tight arses continues to soar! Another name “floated” out into the ether to raise hopes, when we have little intention of actually signing him? A familiar story?
    Amazing how many Judas’ we are getting rid of and how many greedy b*st*rds that won’t come and replace them.

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  • Rich TOON Bristol

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #25

    terencelim NAIL ON HEAD MATE!

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #26

    spot on Solano

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  • corf22

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #27

    Very convenient this comes out 20 minutes before the press conference. Bloody cowards

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #28

    Jack ya beat me to it lol

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #29

    F**kin disgrace is you ask me! Pardew no balls whatsover!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #30

    v FrA NuFc 8 ha ha you gotta be quick on here

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #31

    wonder what this means:

    “the club have important business over the next couple of days to focus on”

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #32

    SSN down, thats strange

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #33

    I think they have both agreed as they know that he is leaving in a few days and its really not worth it… plus Barnetta, Long and Taylor plus Obertan are on their way!!! HWTL

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  • corf22

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #34

    Hmmm wonder what this ‘agreement’ is..

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #35

    NUFC-Richyg01

    it means that we arent gonna talk about it and tell the fans nothing

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #36

    Just heard that Barnetta has sacked his agent and is quite kean on coming to Newcastle, i dont have any1 with connections to him or any clubs, just a mate that supports Leverkusen

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #37

    @nufc_righy01 – it means that AP is on the way out and Ashley wants to get his sale completed.

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  • Jan Stavik

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #38

    Nonsense, he’s nowhere near 40k at Leverkusen. These agents, I’d like to strip them down and throw them into Tyne Bridge…

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Oh G @ 1 you beat me to it 🙁

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 4, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #40

    @ochytoon – SSN down for 45 mins… must be something well big and their servers have freaked out with all NUFC news reports coming in…

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