Transfer news: QPR midfielder Joey Barton 'turns down' chance to join Crystal Palace
The midfielder says the move was not right for his family
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Crystal Palace have failed in a move to sign Joey Barton, according to the QPR midfielder.
Ian Holloway is doing his utmost to strengthen the Premier League new boys for what looks set to be a tough season.
Dwight Gayle, Marouane Chamakh and Jason Puncheon are amongst those to have arrived at Selhurst Park this summer, but Barton will not be joining them.
The 30-year-old spent last season on loan at French giants Marseille and looked all but certain to leave Loftus Road this summer.
However, Barton has re-established himself in the Hoops side and claims he has turned down a chance to move to Palace.
Responding to a Twitter user, he posted: "They tried but it's not the right move for me and my family right now. Hope they stay up as I like Holloway."
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