City And Barton Could End Up In Court!

Last updated : 10 June 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor
Barton's argument is that because he did not lodge a transfer request and he is entitled to a percentage of the transfer money, like every other player making a move.

But City are still upset about Barton's clause in his City contract whereby he is allowed to speak to any clubs offering £5.5 million, the figure Newcastle have offered.

However City argue that they never actually put Barton on the transfer list, therefore he is not due any cash.

It is such a big issue it is reported in Sunday newspapers that it could scupper Barton's £60k a week move to St James' Park.