Mbia denies using social media to publicly engineer transfer.
QPR midfielder Stephane Mbia has denied using the social media site Twitter to engineer a move back to former club Marseille, Sky Sports reports.
The West London club succumbed to relegation following a drab goaless draw with Reading and boss Harry Redknapp has already admitted to wholesale changes over the summer.
However, Cameroonian international Stephane Mbia may find himself in hot water after contacting Joey Barton, currently on loan with Marseille, about swapping places. Earlier today he Tweeted:
“So… Seriously @Joey7Barton do you want rechange your seat with me? #qpr #om”
The club later issued a statement making their awareness of his activity known, saying: “The club is aware of tweets from the official Twitter account of #QPR midfielder Stephane Mbia today.”
“Stephane Mbia has informed the club he is not responsible for these tweets.”
“The club will continue to investigate and deal with the issue internally.”
When asked by the press to explain himself, the 26-year-old defensive midfielder claimed to not know what had happened and denied all responsibility for the questionable tweet.
“This was not me. I did not write the tweets, and I have made people at the club aware of that. I saw the messages this morning and spoke with the club about them, but now I see there are more appearing in my name.”
Barton replied to the message by calling for the squad to stick together and aim to bounce straight back up to the Premier League.
“If you go down with a team, you should stay and help them up mate. They need you all to stick together and help them back,” he said.