Joey Barton has offered a unique insight into why Ross Barkley’s proposed move to Chelsea on transfer deadline day fell through.
Everton midfielder Barkley had agreed personal terms with the Premier League champions after the Goodison club had agreed to a £35m price tag for the 23-year-old.
However, Barkley then changed his mind and returned to Merseyside from London with the deal not completed.
Controversial midfielder Joey Barton is serving a 13-month ban for his breach of FA betting rules.
The player has decided to switch to the pitch for the radio studio as he joins Ray Parlour and Adrian Durham at talkSport on Matchday Live.
The 34-year old has played for Manchester City, Newcastle United and Queen Park Rangers. He says he is excited to move in this direction.
Burnley’s Joey Barton has already pleaded guilty from the accusations that were being launched towards him in relation to making over 1,000 football bets which were made in the span of over 10 years.
Players that perform in the top 8 tiers of English football are not allowed to do anything related to gambling or bets involving the sport and this type of things can lead to significant suspensions.
Burnley took a huge gamble with Joey Barton when they signed him despite his numerous issues with etiquette.
Sean Dyche took yet another gamble when he decided to introduce the player in the must-win match against the Saints. The former Rangers midfielder however paid the gamble on him by scoring a brilliant goal late into the game to win the match for the team.
Following his recently ended suspension from playing with the team, Joey Barton has returned back to the Murray Park, Rangers training ground to join up in training with the other players of the club’s under-20s.
The Glasgow giants had earlier on Wednesday, confirmed that the midfielder would return to the side for full time training.
Joey Barton has stated that Rangers will improve after their frustrating start to the season.
Rangers are back in the top flight after spending 4 years in the lower divisions but could only manage a draw against Hamilton. Despite playing at home, Rangers were one goal down and needed a goal in the second half in order to draw level.