Joey Barton Happy In Manchester
Joey Barton's agent says the Manchester City midfielder is happy at Eastlands despite links to Aston Villa, Newcastle and Middlesbrough.
The 24-year-old midfielders Agent Willie McKay (that reminds me, must dig out my Bob Dyland cd and play Blind Willie McTell, what a song!) told skysports:
'Joey is happy at Manchester City. I would not be surprised if other clubs are looking at Joey as he has been playing extremely well this season. But Joey is happy with life at Man City and he is only concentrating on his football.'
'He is ambitious and he would love to break into the England set-up.'
Not an out and out no is it, then again, none of the clubs linked are really a major step forward from City, so until Villa get back up there, why would players make a sideward move anyway?