Barton edges closer to QPR exit

QPR bad boy Joey Barton has told his Twitter followers that he’s had enough of the on going discussions with fellow club, QPR and Marseille and has pleaded to the London club to allow him to depart.

Barton who was sent off on the last day of the 2011/12 Premier League season, following various antics during the Manchester City tie, was given a long ban of over ten matches and was told by QPR that he would never captain them again.

Barton angrily tweeted: “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.

“When you get treated the way I have been: ie, the captaincy, shirt number, banishment from first team squad, etc, I wouldn’t have thought I’d be rushing back,”