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Barton looks toward Marseille return

Barton wants a return to France

By | 1st August 2013
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QPR midfielder Joey Barton, who has already looked into joining Premier League side Everton, now wants to return to Ligue 1 Marseille after being sent on loan to the club last season.  The French side had an option to make the deal permanent during the summer, but declined the offer citing Barton’s high wages as the reason according to Sky Sports.

The 30-year-old’s season in France was the first time the English international played outside of the England in his career, as he has played with Manchester City, Newcastle, and QPR throughout his ten-year career.  Barton was a success in England, appearing in 264 total games while scoring 28 goals within those 10 years.  Barton also played for Liverpool and Everton in the youth ranks before breaking through with Manchester City in 2002.

Barton’s first season in France was a success, appearing in 33 total matches, scoring once and making an impression on the Ligue 1 side, where the midfielder now wants to return to, as the midfielder confirmed on his official Twitter.

While the 30-year-old center midfielder wants to return to France, QPR chief executive Phil Beard reminded the player that he is still contracted to QPR, and is expected to play for the Championship side if the club decides to keep him.  Marseille are interested in bringing Barton back to France according to the Sky Sports report, but the rough midfielder will need to bring down his wage demands.

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