£1.3m deal ‘by the book’ with Toon – report

Published Add your comment

Football News

Willie McKay has joined Neil Warnock in quashing reports that a secret £1.3 million payment was made to the agent in Joey Barton’s transfer to QPR, according to the Independent.

Warnock insisted yesterday that any deals QPR agreed to are now all above board, particularly after the issue they had with Alejandro Faurlin last season.

"I don't know what the figures are because I don't get involved in the financial side. That saves me the hassle,” Warnock said.


“Willie was working for us, Joey had a solicitor or someone working for him to sort out the things like image rights and so on.

"I know we are very careful after the problems last year [when QPR's promotion was in doubt while the FA investigated the transfer of Alejandro Faurlin] to do everything by the book. Whatever we paid was worth it, as we would not have got Joey without Willie."

And McKay has reportedly backed up Warnock’s claims that everything has been done by the book, and the ex-Newcastle midfielder made the move completely legally.

While McKay will have made a substantial profit out of the deal between Newcastle and QPR, he insists that that is part of the business of being an agent.

"People out there charge a percentage of profit, and we do the same," McKay, who has garnered many deals at Newcastle in the past, said.

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

Premier League
Newcastle United
Queens Park Rangers

Article Comments

Read more

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


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. 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