The 27-year-old attacking midfielder is currently on loan at Aston Villa from parent club Chelsea and has made 26 appearances for the Midlands outfit in what’s been an underwhelming campaign for the Englishman.
After making an excellent start following his arrival at Villa Park, scoring twice and providing one assist in his first five fixtures for Dean Smith’s men, Barkley has failed to rediscover his early-season form following a serious hamstring injury.
With Chelsea thriving in his absence, another loan or permanent move away from Stamford Bridge over the summer looks inevitable, and according to The Chronicle, St. James’ Park is a possible destination, although it doesn’t seem as though it would be a popular acquisition amongst the supporters.
“Nope He’s terrible. Looks class a couple of games each season then becomes mediocre again.”
“You must be joking. He’s brutal.”
“No thanks Like Shelvey one good game every 15”
“He’s another could of been..not for me”
“Few good games here and there, nothing special, villa fans don’t really rate him.”
Looking at the replies to this post, it seems pretty clear that these Newcastle fans don’t think Barkley would be a worthwhile addition to their squad this summer.
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Steve Bruce has already stated how Newcastle will be working on a restricted budget over the summer, so the North East outfit may have to shop around for potential bargains like Barkley if they want to make additions to their first-team squad.