Joey Barton and Micah Richards sign new Manchester City deals

Manchester City starlets Joey Barton and Micah Richards have put pen to paper new contracts which ensures that the pair stays at the City of Manchester stadium and puts to rest doubts that the pair would have ply their trade for different clubs this season.

Barton’s contract had been delayed due to a reported 100,000 pound demand made by his agent,Willie Mckay.City added that Mckay had not been paid any fee.Barton  had earlier handed in a transfer request in the January transfer window which had been rejected by the City management.

Young Micah Richards impressed one and all with his performances last season and was on the wishlist of many clubs this season,including Tottenham and West Ham. With this deal,Richards will stay at the City of Manchester stadium till 2010 . This will give  the City board more muscle power while negotiating bids for him in the future.

The news is a boost for City in their quest for a spot in Europe next season.

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