Burnley gaffer Sean Dyche has decided to reunite Joey Barton with the rest of last season's Championship winning squad and reinforce his side's midfield options.
An official statement from Burnley Football Club read, "Burnley Football Club can confirm that following detailed discussions regarding the recent FA charge brought against Joey Barton, the club have now reached an agreement with the player and his representatives over a contract with the club until the end of the season."
"Barton becomes available for selection from January 3 after completing his registration in time to serve a one-match suspension against Manchester City, as a result of a carry-over suspension passed down from the Scottish FA relating to a previous offence."
The player has recently been charged by the English FA over alleged betting offences which could incur substantial fines and possible match bans.
Welcome home Joey! (TEC).