Barton reveals move preference
Queens Park Rangers,
Joey Barton has expressed his desire to seal a move to Marseille before the end of the week after lifting the lid on life at QPR.
Barton has taken to the social networking site Twitter to tell his 1.6m followers about the challenges he has faced at Loftus Road since being hit with a 12-match Football Association suspension in the wake of his sending off at Manchester City last season. The 29-year-old has not only been stripped of the club capacity, but has also found himself without a squad number and barred from training with the rest of the first-team squad. The former Newcastle midfielder was even sent to League Two newcomers Fleetwood Town during pre-season as the club made it clear to him that he has no future with the R's. Barton claims he has accepted his punishment for his behaviour against City 'like a man" after waiving his right to appeal, and is now pleading with manager Mark Hughes and the club's owners to let him go to France. He posted: "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."