Glasgow Rangers In Talks For Joey Barton
Glasgow Rangers have made a move to sign Burnley midfielder Joey Barton on a free transfer this summer. The 33-year-old was shown round the club’s Auchenhowie training ground on Saturday and talks continue about a deal that could be imminent.
Barton was named in the Championship team of the season as Burnley secured the title, whilst Barton was also named Player of the Year at Burnley. He has yet to agree a new deal with Burnley and could be tempted by a longer term contract at Ibrox.
Rangers manager Mark Warburton is keen to add some experience and character to his squad in preparation for their return to the Premiership. The former Manchester City, Newcastle, QPR and Marseille player joined the Clarets when Frank McParland was the sporting director.
McParland is now head of recruitment at Ibrox, and will be an influential figure as Barton weighs up his options. Barton is a player McParland knows well and Warburton prefers to sign individuals whose nature and character he is already aware of.