Joey Barton in line to stay at Newcastle this season
Published 23:00 06/08/11 By MirrorFootball
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Joey Barton will meet the Newcastle United hierachy early this week – paving the way for the controversial midfielder to come off the transfer list and stay at St James’ Park.
Providing talks go well between Barton and his representative and Toon managing director Derek Llambias on Tuesday or Wednesday, the player could be in line for a place in Newcastle’s starting 11 for their Premier League opener against Arsenal on Saturday.
But both sides know there are SIX other Premier League clubs waiting in the wings, including Arsenal themselves, Aston Villa, Everton, Spurs, Stoke City and even former club Manchester City.
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