Joey Barton Next Club Betting

Joey would hope to go to a top club

Tottenham have been installed as the early favourites to sign Joey Barton as a host of top Premier League clubs look set to battle it out for the player’s signature.

Barton was told yesterday that he could leave Newcastle United on a free transfer after owner Mike Ashley became tired of the player’s criticism of the club’s transfer policy on social networking site Twitter.

The player’s agent, Willie McKay, has described the decision to allow Barton to leave the club as suicidal.

“I think it's a wee bit suicidal by Newcastle because how would you let your player of the year leave on a free transfer, approaching his prime?” Mckay told talkSPORT.

“There will be a lot of takers. Joey would hope to go to a top club and in actual fact a couple of top clubs have been in contact already.”

One of those top clubs is thought to be Tottenham, who the bookmakers have made the 9/4 favourite in the betting for Joey Barton’s next club. North London rivals Arsenal are quoted at odds of 11/4 with a move to Manchester United given odds of 3/1.

Odds on Newcastle being relegated have now shortened to around the 5/1 mark following yesterday’s revelations.

Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 02/08/2011 - 10:34 AM
Filed in:- Newcastle Betting News, Arsenal, Manchester United, Newcastle, Tottenham

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