News today in the local Newcastle press that the club have opened talks with Swiss midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta.
Tranquillo Barnetta – Newcastle target to replace Barton
From what we can tell Newcastle are moving quickly to bring in a replacement for Joey Barton, who may be tweeting his way out of a new club.
The rumors are that his constant tweets criticizing the Newcastle hierarchy, have put off a number of clubs that were initially interested in him – will he never learn that he needs to give up that Twitter account – for his own good.
He’s coming across as a trouble-maker, whether he knows that or not.
Willie McKay, his agent, said that he was in negotiations with a club in the north-west yesterday, and that could well be Everton, the home town team he supported as a boy.
We have to hope that the negotiations with Tranquillo move quickly, and he comes to Newcastle soon, because fans are none too happy right now at Newcastle.
From our readers in Switzerland and germany, we’ve heard different reports regarding Barnetta, that he is anywhere from average to very good, and of course the lad has been at Bayern Leverkusen since he was 19 years of age, back in 2004.
We like what we’ve seen when we’ve seen Tranquillo play, and he was certainly great against England a few months ago, when he scored two good goals in that first half.
And the good news is that Barnetta is said to be very keen to join Newcastle United.