Joey Barton is back in the Premier League.
The midfielder was frozen out by Rangers after a training ground bust-up and eventually ‘mutually’ released from his contract there.
He had been training with old club Burnley and it is with them that he has agreed a new deal until the end of the season, beginning in January – subject to international clearance.
Joey Barton was a key part of their promotion team last season, with Burnley finishing as champions and the player named in the PFA Championship team of the season.
Burnley Official Statement:
‘Joey Barton is set to re-sign for Burnley.
The Clarets have agreed terms with the midfielder on a deal until the end of the season – subject to international clearance once the transfer window opens in January.
Barton, 34, has been training with the Clarets to build up his fitness after leaving Glasgow Rangers in mid-November.
His impending return to Turf Moor will see the former Manchester City, Newcastle and Queens Park Rangers player resume a Burnley career which last season saw him help Sean Dyche’s side win the Championship title.
Barton – who initially joined the Clarets as a free agent in August, 2015 – was named Burnley’s Player of the Year as the club secured promotion to the Premier League before the former England international opted to join newly-promoted Scottish Premiership side Rangers.’