- Newcastle United News
- News Archive
- League Table
- Premier League News
Joey Barton Flatters Himself (As Usual)
QPR midfielder Joey Barton claims his move to Loftus Road was motivated by money ... when the truth of the matter is ...
... Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley wanted him off the books. The 30-year-old is currently on loan at Marseille after picking up alengthy ban for his misconduct in the season-ending game against Manchester City.
Saying he only signed for QPR because of the money, is hardly going to impress new boss Harry Redknapp.
Barton was on £60,000-per-week at Newcastle - so his plea of hardship doesn't wash with the Toon Army.
Joey Barton: "When I went to QPR it was a choice dictated by money.
"I didn't like what I had done, and I swore I'd never do that again.
"It was the first time in my life that I had taken a decision for money. I did it because my partner was due to give birth - but I did not feel good about it."
Source: Newcastle United Mad
Related Newcastle United News