Joey Barton: ''Once a blue...'' - hang on, haven't I heard that before?

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Joey Barton is keen on a switch to Everton this summer and left a cryptic Twitter post earlier today in reference to his desire.

Joey Barton has been in the news today - after it was suggested he was actively seeking a move to boyhood club Everton.

These were the words of his agent Willie McKay earlier today…

‘’I spoke to Roberto to see if he would be interested in taking Joey. I told him that Joey would love to join Everton and that they are the only club he willing to lose money to play for.’’

Barton’s previous ambition was to sign a permanent deal with Marseille - but he was not willing to take a pay-cut to move to the South of France.

No it seems only a move back to where he started his footballing education is the only way he would consider a large reduction in his pay-packet.

Now - while opinion will be split on whether Barton would be a decent signing or not - that pay cut will have to be pretty handsome to consider it.

I do not personally believe he is better than the likes of Leon Osman, Marouane Fellaini or Darron Gibson - so he will only be playing a handful of games.

Any reduction in his salary would have to be reflected justly.

This morning however Barton took to his favourite mouthpiece to leave a cryptic clue over his future choice of club for the entire world to see…

 

But hang on … haven’t I heard that before…

 

Do you think Joey Barton would be a good signing for Everton?

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