By Amir Mir
Former Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has expressed his delight on Twitter after he agreed to re-join Burnley.
The Premier League club announced on its official website on Tuesday afternoon that the 34-year-old has signed a deal until the end of the season – “subject to international clearance once the transfer window opens in January”.
The midfielder made a free transfer to the Glasgow club in the summer after he had helped Sean Dyche’s side secure promotion from the second tier.
He started eight games in all competitions for the Ibrox club, but was quickly removed from the first-team picture following a training ground incident in September, after the 5-1 Old Firm defeat.
Here is Barton posting a message after he agreed to re-join the Clarets in the Premier League as posted on his personal Twitter account.
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) December 20, 2016
Once the transfer window opens next month, Barton will be battling for a midfield spot with the likes of Steven Defour and Jeff Hendrick – both have been in top form this term.
However, former Manchester City player Barton has a lot more experience in England’s top-flight than the summer signing duo.
He has played 255 games in the Premier League for three different clubs, scoring 25 goals and supplying 22 assists.
Barton’s first game for the Turf Moor club could be against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in the third round of the FA Cup – before that he is to serve a one match ban for breaching betting rules, with the Manchester City fixture falling on January 2.
In other Rangers news, Celtic legend Chris Sutton has named this Gers duo in his team of the week.