St James’ Park star blasts club and hints at move.
Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton has blasted his club for allowing captain Kevin Nolan to leave and has suggested other stars will soon follow.
Nolan has been undergoing a medical and finalising terms of his move to West Ham United after rejecting anew contract offer with the Toon Army.
The 28-year-old played a key part in helping Newcastle climb out of the Championship in 2009 and consolidate in the Premier League last term – scoring 12 goals.
The move will see Nolan reunited with his former Bolton Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce as they attempt to get the Hammers back into the Premier League.
Barton recently rejected a new deal from Newcastle and has said he would see out the last 12 months of his current deal.
But with Everton and Stoke City circling, he has hinted he may be leaving this summer along with Jonas Gutierrez and Jose Enrique.
“Feel sick,” he wrote on Twitter. “Great player, leader, captain, person, trainer and mostly a friend for life. Devastated to see him SOLD! #mejoseandjonasnext.”