Marseille have signed Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton on loan for a year.
The 29-year-old was sent off in the final game of last season and is serving a 12-match ban. He was also fined six weeks’ wages and stripped of his captaincy.
Barton had been linked with a loan move to League Two Fleetwood Town which didn’t materialise.
Before the deal was completed Barton told reporters: “I really want to join there, it’s a club that will suit me, it appeals to me for the sheer size of it.”
•Get the latest news as it happens on our Transfer Deadline Day live blog >>CLICK HERE TO LAUNCH