Sky journalist: Rangers to finalise midfielder agreement on Wednesday
By Amir Mir
Rangers and Joey Barton have mutually agreed to terminate his contract, according to a reliable journalist.
Sky Sports presenter Jim White has claimed on his personal Twitter account that Barton’s departure from the Ibrox club will be finalised on Wednesday.
It emerged on Tuesday morning thatthe former Premier League player had signed off with stress and it is now being revealed that his career in Glasgow is set to come to an end.
Here is White updating supporters on the latest development regarding Barton:
According to sources, mutual contract termination agreed between Joey Barton and @RangersFC – should be finalised Wednesday
— Jim White (@JimWhite) November 8, 2016
Barton, who helped Burnley win promotion to England’s top-tier last season, joined Mark Warburton’s side as a free agent in the summer.
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The 34-year-old made eight appearances for the Glasgow giants in his first spell in Scottish football.
But before his career at Rangers began it is set to come to an abrupt end following his involvement in a training ground incident after the 5-1 Old Firm defeat to rivals Celtic in September.
Barton is no stranger to controversy after receiving the Premier League’s second largest ban of 12 matches following his actions after a red card against Manchester City, as well as serving jail time during his Newcastle days.
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