Joey Barton ‘devastated’ as Newcastle captain Nolan is set to join West Ham

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NEWCASTLE midfielder Joey Barton has used Twitter to express his disappointment that the Magpies are about to sell captain Kevin Nolan to West Ham United.

Former Bolton man Nolan is having a medical at Upton Park.

And Barton has predicted his own exit from St James’s Park, as well as those of Jose Enrique and Jonas Gutierrez.

Barton tweeted of Nolan: “Great player, leader, captain, person, trainer and mostly a friend for life.

“Devastated to see him SOLD! #mejoseandjonasnext.”