Joey Barton will remain at Loftus Road, says QPR chairman Tony Fernandes
The midfielder is not keen on a move back
Thursday 02 May 2013
The Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes has insisted Joey Barton will remain at Loftus Road unless a deal can be done with Marseilles.
The midfielder, who is currently on loan at the French club, criticised his former team-mates after Rangers were relegated from the Premier League on Sunday.
He described some members of the squad as "maggots" and "w******" shortly after the team's goalless draw at Reading that sealed their fate.
Fernandes said that unless a transfer fee can be agreed, Barton would be expected back at pre-season training.
"Marseilles have got to put an offer in," he said. "Joey is under contract and Joey would be a very useful player for Queen's Park Rangers. Some would say we lacked his fighting spirit in the midfield."
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