Barton trains alone

02 August 2011 01:00

Joey Barton was forced to train alone on Tuesday after being told his days were numbered at Newcastle.

Barton is allowed to leave the club on a free transfer in light of his ongoing Twitter criticisms of the Magpies hierarchy, despite the fact he has another year remaining on his contract.

After initially announcing via his Twitter feed he was "off to training", the midfielder then remarked shortly after: "Made to train alone today, how predictable."

Barton even took to quoting George Orwell just before that when he wrote: "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act".

Despite his troubled past, it is understood Barton is a wanted man, with Arsenal and Tottenham supposedly in the running for his services.

Agent Willie McKay has confirmed a couple of top clubs have been in contact, and there "won't be a problem finding Joey a home".

Source: PA