Derby Will Crumble Near End Of Transfer Window!

Last updated : 30 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
The 19-year-old missed the early part of the season with a broken foot but has been linked with a transfer to Tottenham, and Jewell admitted the Magpies are the only side to have made a bid for the midfielder to date.

Jewell: "They (Newcastle) did come up with an offer yesterday, a verbal offer, but it was nowhere near our valuation.

"When I see other players leaving for £4million or £5million what we want for Giles Barnes is not unreasonable.

"I am very happy to keep Giles Barnes, he has huge potential so I don't see why we should let him go cheap.

"And if Giles Barnes tells me he doesn't want to go to Newcastle or he doesn't want to go anywhere then I'm very happy to hear that.

"If he tells me he wants to go because it looks like we're going to go down then I have to respect that decision.

"But also, as I have told his agent, he has to respect that just because we might be going down he is not going on the cheap."