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Newcastle place Barton on transfer list

August 1, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Newcastle United have told Joey Barton he can leave on a free transfer after the midfielder's scathing assessment of the club's hierarchy on Twitter.

Barton met with club officials on Monday and was told he was being placed on the transfer list after a series of Twitter updates on Sunday that questioned the club's direction under owner Mike Ashley.

The club released a statement that read: "Newcastle United can confirm that Joey Barton has been placed on the transfer list today ...

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