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Toon’s player of the season won’t be offered a new contract

May 25th, 2011 | 59 Comments |

Barton's contract will not be renewed.
Player of the season
Joey Barton will not be offered a new contract at Newcastle United.

It seems that the club will not be renewing the contract of Joey Barton, who was voted Player of the Season by this site (and others).

Barton’s agent Willie McKay said:

I had a meeting with Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias and club secretary Lee Charnley and they have indicated Joey will not be offered a new contract.

Joey will continue to be a Newcastle player next season and then he will leave on a free transfer at the end of his contract.

Joey would have loved to have extended his stay at Newcastle, but unfortunately it is not to be.

The last we heard was that Barton wanted a four year contract and the club were only going to offer him a two year contract. Whether or not that’s anything more than rumour is uncertain, but it would be one thing that explains why Barton and Newcastle are parting company. (more…)