Football

.

Barton wants to stay with Magpies

Published Add your comment

Joey Barton has reiterated his desire to stay at Newcastle as captain Kevin Nolan heads out of St James' Park.

Midfielder Barton, 28, was stunned to discover last month that he would not be offered a contract extension following unsuccessful talks in January. That means he could leave on a free transfer next summer if he is not sold beforehand.

But speaking to Sky Sports at Royal Ascot, Barton said: "I love the football club, without a shadow of a doubt, everyone knows that."

He added: "I have got a great working relationship with the manager and a lot of the other players, a few of the senior players who have been there through the ups and downs, the likes of myself, Kevin Nolan, Steve Harper, Smudger (Alan Smith) and a couple of others I haven't named.

"It's a difficult situation. I totally understand the club's point of view, but on the flip-side of it, it's hard for me to get drawn into it.

"I am an employee of the football club and I have got to go back and do a job in the summer.

"As far as I know, I will go back to Newcastle United and play until my contract runs out and they tell me I am no longer needed.

"I have got no ambitions to leave the football club, I don't want to leave the football club.

"I would love nothing more so than to win a trophy at Newcastle, the same way as a number of players.

"Whether I get the opportunity to do that is out of my hands."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Joey Barton
Football
Kevin Nolan
Alan Smith
Steve Harper
Premier League
Newcastle United

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again