English midfielder enjoying life with Ligue 1 side.
QPR’s Joey Barton has revealed that he is hopeful of completing a permanent move to Marseille this summer according to Goal.com.
The English midfielder has spent the current campaign out on loan at the Ligue 1 side after QPR ran out of patience with the player’s disciplinary problems.
Barton was made captain of QPR last season by former Loftus Road boss Mark Hughes, but that was not enough to prevent the player earning himself a lengthy ban after he lashed out at Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany in the final game of last season.
That saw Barton shipped out to Marseille where the player appears to have found a home.
Barton has made nineteen appearances for Marseille this season and has helped the club challenge Qatari-backed PSG for the Ligue 1 title.
The player has now revealed that he is enjoying life with the club and hopes that his future remains in France.
“As a football player I don’t want to play for any other football club,” said Barton.
“For Marseille, for me to stay here. It suits everyone – it suits me, the fans love me, and I love them. I think they see that you care.
“I don’t need any convincing. For me, I’m more than happy to stay here. I envisage myself playing for another 6-8 years, I won’t retire, they’ll have to carry me off the pitch.”
Marseille have it all to do if they are to beat PSG to the French crown this season. They currently sit in second place but are nine points off the leaders. They have just six games remaining to close the gap.