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Barton keen to sort out QPR future

26 Aug 2012 20:17:20

Barton keen to sort out QPR future

Joey Barton has 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.

In the wake of Elie Baup's men's 1-0 win at Montpellier, he decided to bare his soul to his 1.6million followers on the social network site, writing: "Marseille won again as well. Allez les Marseillais. Maybe I'll see you all this week?"

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.

Not content with that little teaser, 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."

Barton also criticised Hughes' actions in the wake of his sending off last season - despite accepting them - and claimed he has been "hawked" around, while also taking issue with the conditions he claims Rangers have imposed upon him.

He added: "Not gonna cry about it. Maybe it's just time to move on. I enjoyed parts of last season and believe I am more than capable of playing this year. But the manager doesn't. Such is life.

"I have no problem with this as its my fault I am banned for 12 (10 now) games. When a person (makes) a decision he has to stand by that. I respect Hughes for this. I don't agree but accept his decision.

"I am not the type of player to sit on the sidelines and take the cash. It's not me. I could do that for the next 3 years but it's not me. I want to play football."


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