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He Doesn't Want To Play For The Toon And Now He's Injured! Shame Eh?
Published : 05 Aug 2011 10:19:02
An injury to Tranquillo Barnetta couldn't have come at a better time. He turned down the chance to join Newcastle yesterday. What a bugger! It seems set to scupper a move away from Bayer Leverkusen. Barnetta has been strongly linked with a move to Newcastle, but yesterday his agent said: "He would sign for Arsenal ... but why would he sign for Newcastle?" Agent Franco Moretti: "It is unfortunate but Tranquillo picked up an injury this week, which means he is not even thinking about moving. "It is a muscle injury which could rule him out for three weeks, so at the moment his only concern is about getting fit. "Newcastle acted properly throughout, we know somebody was claiming things they should not have been, but we wanted to make sure everyone was aware that the club did everything they should," he continued. "Newcastle, and other clubs we have been talking to, have been very good with us. "But at the moment a deal is not in the offing, although in football you never know - it all depends on how quickly Tranquillo recovers, it could still happen - but we will have to wait and see."