TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY: Marseille sign ex-Newcastle star Barton from QPR

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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.”

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