Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 December 2014

Barton: I only went for the money

Joey Barton has admitted his decision to go to QPR was a financial one
Joey Barton has admitted his decision to go to QPR was a financial one
Joey Barton has admitted his decision to go to QPR was a financial one

QPR midfielder Joey Barton has revealed his move to Loftus Road was motivated by money.

The 30-year-old is currently on loan at Marseille after falling out with the QPR hierarchy over his misconduct in the season-ending game against Manchester City. And his admission about his move from Newcastle last year could end any faint possibility of him rebuilding his bridges following the appointment of new boss Harry Redknapp.

"When I went to QPR it was a choice dictated by money," he was quoted as saying in the Sunday People. "I didn't like what I had done, and I swore I'd never do that again. It was the first time in my life that I had taken a decision for money. I did it because my partner was due to give birth - but I did not feel good about it."

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