Barnetta Talks With Newcastle Going Well – But Tranquillo Injured

An injury this week to Tranquillo Barnetta may very well scuttle any move away from Bayer Leverkusen for the player  this month.

Tranquillo Barnetta – talks were going well

Barnetta earlier this week had been linked with a move to Newcastle, but as happened last January, the player has sustained an injury, which could keep him out for up to three weeks and therefore could interfere with him moving to Newcastle.

And it appears that guy who said Newcastle’s offer was derisory yesterday, wasn’t his agent at all, so it’s not surprising that Alan Pardew knew nothing about the person at his news conference.

Tranqillo’s agent Franco Moretti has confirmed that Barnetta picked up an injury this week,  and Franco talked to Sky Sports today:

“It is unfortunate but Tranquillo picked up an injury this week, which means he is not even thinking about moving,” 

“It is a muscle injury which could rule him out for three weeks, so at the moment his only concern is about getting fit.”

Like most things with Newcastle this week, there had been mass confusion about Barnetta’s representation, but Moretti confirmed that he had indeed held talks with Newcastle and that everything was going very well:

“Newcastle acted properly throughout, we know somebody was claiming things they should not have been, but we wanted to make sure everyone was aware that the club did everything they should,” he continued.

“Newcastle, and other clubs we have been talking to, have been very good with us.”

“But at the moment a deal is not in the offing, although in football you never know – it all depends on how quickly Tranquilo recovers, it could still happen – but we will have to wait and see.”

This is good news that Newcastle have had good talks so far,  and we just have to dismiss those earlier reports that a £40K/week offer were derisory, and indeed Newcastle seem to have offered the player that amount in compensation, so that seems a good deal for the player himself.

And Newcastle have also acted properly throughout, which is good news given what we’ve all gone through this week!

Newcastle could still sign the player while he’s injured, which of course Newcastle have done in the recent past with both Ben Arfa and Dan Gosling, both of whom have looked good in pre-season.

We think Barnetta would be a good buy for the Newcastle club.

Comments welcome.

41 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #1

    May be we spent 35 million on scouting 😉
    and nothing came of it

  • Andy

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #2

    Sounds to me there is definite interest from barnetta’s side and even if joey stays i’d like to see him come in. The more options the better

  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #3

    I learnt a little german 2day

    Franco Moretti = Barry Mcintosh

    well i am a fast learner

  • ross armstrong

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #4

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz another day of no signings!! BORING

  • jarnytoon

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Sign him up!

    we signed ben arfa when he was injured and ba is apparently a time bomb so why not!

    i think he’s a very good player n would be the flying winger we need!

    if he can kick the ball in the right direction then he’s already better than routledge!!

  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #6

    I prefered It when mad Barry Mcintosh was his

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Have you seen the news that Liverppol have been in touch with Enrique and told him to go on a Twitter rampage like Barton so they can capture him for free:

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #8

    I don’t see the issue in signing someone when their injured, we did it before with Gosling as long as the rest of the medical shows nothing out of the ordinary then press for this lad, better than Obertan!

  • thai-mag

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #9

    tiote still in africa derrick wright sent out to help him train, you could not make this up, its so ridiculus for words to decribe what a bunch of amatures running this club

  • ross armstrong

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #10

    IM FUMING!!!!!!!!! pardues excuse now in the chronicle is ” joey bartons behaviour this week has got in the way of transfers” !!!!!!!!! what a load of bollix!!!! theyv had 7 month after carroll was sold to look 4 transfers !! i really cant stand pardue!! i said when he first came i will give him a chance – that chance has gone!! LIES LIES LIES!!! why do we have to have the worst owner and manager in the land????

  • Phatoon

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #11

    @7 NUFC_Richyg01

    I hate Liverfool. I can even bring myself to half supporting Man Utd sometimes (European games etc), but just can’t stand Liverpoo, or “King Kenny”…..

  • Nicky Papavasiliou

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #12

    #7 – NUFC_Richyg01 – Tha’s a satire website. i.e. a JOKE.

  • Toon XI

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #13

    If past action is an indication of future behavior and Barnetta is injured then there is no question that NUFC will most certainly sign him up.

  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Liverpool Is the last place I would want Enrique to go.
    Along with the mackems.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #15


    I apreciate that, but you would not be suprised would you!?

  • Gav00Toon

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #16

    That fella that dives in the snickers advert, the one BA throws a snickers bar at, is up for sale. He would come to us though, MA wouldnt pay his £200 a week wage demands.

  • OttersPocket

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #17


    So the hold up in Africa is down to the people running our club is it?
    Anything else you want to blame them for? 9/11, Libya??

  • Nicky Papavasiliou

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #18

    NUFC_Richyg01 – Ha, I suppose not.

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #19

    Maybe all of us should step back from laughing at the clubs apparent derisory salary bid for this Swiss guy seeing as his real agent says we are handling it well. So credit to the guys who didnt fall for this, and the rest of us ……well we’re shmucks for believing the story . Anyone else big enough to fess up?

  • thai-mag

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #20

    if his visa not up to date its clubs fault, if my visa runs out I get kicked out of thailand its the main thing you look at, you make sure its up to date, quite simple really

  • OttersPocket

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #21

    And to keep it up to date would he not need to go to Africa to get this done?

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 5, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Otters, are you using a keyboard coz you cant get your tongue from between Fat friggas lily white arse cheeks!!!

  • ichrisho

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #23

    Tiote is going to Chelsea with Sturridge coming the other way… See it on this link

  • ichrisho

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #24

    And just to add to Friday afternoon fun – if Rob Green signs for NUFC – I will officially streak past the Strawberry in 4 weeks time.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Munster Mag, Mike jabba is biug enuff to fill the stadium himself with his big fat greedy arse

  • premier

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #26

    nowt Tranqillo at toon

  • OttersPocket

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #27

    Im asking a question on Visa’s, I dont know the answer so hence the question.
    Not everything that happens is the clubs fault which some on here seem to think, as much as you think otherwise I take a balanced view and judge things as they happen, some things being clubs faults some things not

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #28

    Fat Mike: “He’s injured? Sign him quick, cheap as chips…Bosh!”
    Derk L: ” squeak squeak, gnaw….yeah boss , we’ll get him good price squeak squeak gnaw”
    Parpoo: ” I dont really want him but he’s injured and cheap, means I can pick up my profitabitlity bonust at the end of teh t/window…..does he hav a girlfriend i can keep company? fnaaaar”
    Fat Mike: ” If we sign him, my little arse cleaners Otters, cousto, felipe, richy, stuart will all talk to the fick norverners and tell em its a good signin, bosh! Job dan”
    Derk L: ” Squaek scurry Squeak, yeah boss, yeah, lets get some more dosh in from the fickies, we’ll stick it on Green 0 in aspers and have a good old giraffe at the fickos”
    Parpoo: ” Tell you what Guvna, why dont i just put out a few soundbites saying we will spend the A.Carroll money on new players, and then sell Tiotie, they fall for that everytime guvnor, then we can buy a new bore hole…..wink wink nadge nadge”

    Just picked this up from me phone tapping machine borrowed off Piers Morgan!

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #29

    No Otters, you are creeping up Mikes Arsehole!
    Why Im surprised Nobody knows!

  • OttersPocket

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #30


    Im glad the positive fans bother you so much that you have to mention us everyday.

  • Rowan Milsted

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #31

    The two main questions are:

    1) How could the club allow his visa to expire?


    2) If it did, would he really have to go back to Africa to sort it out?

    I’m really hoping someone can answer that for me (thai mag!) as I know very little about visas.

    I think what OttersPocket is saying is that most of the time we as fans don’t really know what’s going on and can only speculate. As there is alot of negativity around at the moment and alot of ill feeling toward Ashley and co, many of these speculations end up as ill-founded attacks on the club’s heirachy. Too many of us pick up the bare thread of a story and make instant, wild conclusions as to what’s really going on. Of course we’re all entitled to our opinions but as OtterPocket says, let’s get some facts before we go making any conclusions!

  • ichrisho

    Aug 5, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #32

    What about Thomas Hitzlsperger? He is free ffs… quality player….

  • Rowan Milsted

    Aug 5, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #33

    I like Hitzlsperger too! Good shout

  • Davies

    Aug 5, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #34

    Munster Mag – I wasn’t convinced, as I’ve never seen any agent go so over the top, amazingly. I saw it as more sh*t stirring to cause further unrest. Fairplay for putting your hand up like. Goes to show there’s a lot of tripe being touted about at the moment.

  • toon-crazy

    Aug 5, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #35

    i know it’s hard but , lets try and look for some positivity , i know it’s hard but this blog is looking more depressing than shola sprint !!

  • RobertLeeNo.7

    Aug 5, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #36

    I’d rather have barnetta injured than nobody coming in at least we could use him in 3 games time

  • scottdavies9

    Aug 5, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #37

    @ Angry Man 27 – That was pointless, not funny and you made yourself look like a bellend.

  • the_besty_show

    Aug 5, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #38


  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 5, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #39

    Sign him already injured or not!!

  • solano

    Aug 5, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #40

    JP …that seems to be the club policy like 😉


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