Joey Barton in talks to extend Newcastle contract

Pa,Damian Spellman
Monday 24 January 2011 14:32
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Barton is playing some of the best football of his career
Barton is playing some of the best football of his career

Joey Barton is ready to commit his future to Newcastle after opening talks over a new deal.

The 28-year-old midfielder, who is currently playing some of the best football of his career, is hoping to extend his stay at St James' Park beyond the confines of the five-year contract he signed in June 2007.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "I have started discussions with the club, and everything seems to be going in the right direction.

"Hopefully we will get that sorted as soon as possible, and I can just concentrate on doing my utmost for Newcastle United.

"I want to stay here."

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