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Arsenal Interested In Barton – Can Leave For £4M?

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?

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Mohamed

    Jun 27, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #1

    1st ..

    absolutely no reason to sell under price, we’ll get more value if we keep even if he didn’t renew ..

    seems like some is forgetting that we needed 6 player AT LEAST without selling any of our last season’s squad players!

  • Dyer8

    Jun 27, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Barton = Gibbs + 1m

  • Eastander

    Jun 27, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Barton + 3m = ramsey

  • stuckdownsouth

    Jun 27, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #4

    Mohamed of course we can’t demand the price, as JB only has a year left on his contract. If Arsenal seriously come in for him and we block the move, Joey would be a dangerous person to have round the training ground.

    We have to sell, and sell for the highest price we can but I’d be surprised if we got £4m. Even if we sold for £1m we would save £3m on wages…….he must be replaced though!

  • BonVoyageBenny

    Jun 27, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #5

    I reckon we won’t let him leave for any less than 6M, but announcing he is available for less may trigger a bidding war.

  • roy cropper

    Jun 27, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #6

    4 mil for barton + 5 mil for colo = double rollover win for fatty.

  • davybtoon

    Jun 27, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #7

    see lilles president has said gervinho wants to join arsenal but they havent even made an offer for him

  • davybtoon

    Jun 27, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #8

    it gone very slow on the transfer front want erding n nzogbia in asap

  • Eastander

    Jun 27, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #9

    davybtoon – i dont think anyone has apart from spurs have they?

  • davybtoon

    Jun 27, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #10

    spurs cant sign anyone yet redknapp saying the other day hes gotta move players on b4 he an bring anyone in

  • Davies

    Jun 27, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #11

    I’d take £3m for Barton. It can be used elsewhere.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 27, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #12

    i love Barton’s passion but 4M for a problematic player who won’t get any younger is a good deal. We could use that cash for a quality youngster.

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 27, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #13

    Bad idea to sell Barton. Mentally he’s in better condition than ever, had his best season in ages, and was the orchestrator of the team. Not getting younger >? Who cares, he’s in good condition and has 3 good years ahead of him. Ashley is far too obsessed with wage cuts and getting in young french men who grap our mediocre wages. We have signed well, but the policy is fraught with risk. It needn’t be , if we can keep some of our strong players like Barton.

  • magsince96

    Jun 27, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #14

    correct me if I’m wrong but fat ash promise to reinvest the £35m we got for Carroll but let’s work out the maths over the transfers, that boy hasnt spent a single cent! what’s with all the bargains! we wanna see action on real transfer bids lodged, not just rumours!

  • Sav

    Jun 27, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #15

    Have we got any players who are getting any younger?

    Of course we could always offer Joey a 3 year contract on reduced wages and sell him in 2 years’ time after we may actually have won sommat.

    Just an thought, like.


    Jun 27, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #16

    i really dont get this barton situation i am waiting every single day to wake up and hear he has signed a new contract we must keep him he is as good a midfielder as there is in the premier league today and its testiment to him that a club like arsenal are interested after all isnt it their recrutment policy we are suppose to be mimicking its crazy absoloutly crazy weve got to keep joey.

  • demba_ba_ba_ba

    Jun 27, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #17

    newcastle will offer him a new deal if no1 has bought him by august31st ,

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 27, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #18

    I think barton s value must be over 9m£ cause he is in good form and especialy he is england international


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