So the Joey Barton to Everton move is on. We can’t fight it, just let it happen.
Some fans are dismayed by the news though and have taken to the internet to make their views heard.
Controversial Barton has announced his wish to play for Martinez’s Everton and is rumoured to be willing to take a huge pay-cut in order to push the deal through.
Once a blue…
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) July 31, 2013
The Daily Star reports that the player’s agent, Willie McKay, told talkSPORT:
Obviously his package with QPR is pretty big for Marseille’s terms really.
Fair play to him he said he would lose money to go to Everton.
Joey said there was only one club he would make a sacrifice for and it would be Everton and I made that call to Martinez.
That is the club he loves. I have approached them and said Joey would love to have Everton on his CV.
Fair play to him he said he would lose money to go to Everton – and not many professionals would do that.
Roberto Martinez said he likes him as a player and he also spoke to Graeme Jones, who loves him as a player.
Anything can happen in football. It could happen.
Everton fans have expressed their angry reactions to this on Reddit:
Take a look at the latest comments in the Reddit conversation.
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