Barton eyes Marseille move

Joey Barton last night called on QPR to finalise a deal that will see him move to Marseille, claiming he can “only take so much” after being frozen out at Loftus Road.

The outspoken 29-year-old took to Twitter where, across 15 emotive tweets, he expressed his desire to leave QPR and move to France, having had a dramatic fall from grace at a club he has been at for just a year. Currently serving a 12-game suspension following his now infamous sending off against Manchester City last season, the one-time England international was stripped of both the captaincy and his squad number by manager Mark Hughes over the summer.

As a result, talk of a move to the Stade Velodrome surfaced, something Barton was initially coy about. But, last night, in the wake of Elie Baup’s men’s 1-0 win at Montpellier, he decided to bare his soul to his 1.6 million followers on the social network site, writing: “Marseille won again as well. Allez les Marseillais. Maybe I’ll see you all this week?”

He continued: “I am hopeful that things will be sorted out soon. Other clubs are in but I only want to play in Marseille. This is the place for me.

“Hopefully QPR and Marseille can finalise the deal in the next few days. My heart is already in the Velodrome.”


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