Joey Barton tweets QPR exit desire and eyes Marseille
19:36 26 August 2012
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Transfer news: The midfielder does not want to remain in west London
QPR midfielder Joey Barton has revealed on Twitter that he wants to leave Loftus Road.
The 29-year-old is set to make a loan move to French club Marseille but he has intimated that he does not want to return to the west London club already.
“Marseille won again as well. Allez les Marseillais. Maybe I’ll see you all this week?” he wrote on Twitter.
“I am hopefully that things will be sorted out soon. Other clubs are in but I only want to play in Marseille. This is the place for me.
“Hopefully, QPR and Marseille can finalise the deal in the next few days. My heart is already in the Vélodrome...
“Not gonna cry about it. Maybe it’s just time to move on. I enjoyed parts of last season and believe I am more than capable of playing this year. But the manager doesn’t.
“Such is life. I have no problem with this as its my fault I am banned for 12(10 now) games.
“When a person [makes] a decision he has to stand by that. I respect Hughes for this. I don’t agree but accept his decision.
“I am not the type of player to sit on the sidelines and take the cash. It’s not me. I could do that for the next 3 years but it’s not me. I want to play football.
“Hopefully, the QPR fans will accept that. I offered to resign from the club/contract when I got my ban.
“Tony Fernandes and Amit Bhatia will testify that I am telling the truth. I accepted my punishment from the FA and the club for my behaviour against Man City like a man.
“I could of appealed as is my right. I choose not to out of respect.
“But when I returned to the club. I am forced to train away from the 1st team. I am stripped of the captaincy. Then, made to train at 3pm Then, I am hawked around on loan.
“Then, I have my shirt number taken without any notice. Then, I read I wouldn’t of been signed had the current regime been in place.
“I accepted all this. I never once spoke out of turn or angrily towards anybody. I am a man. I can only take so much. I want to leave.
“I hope to move on with my career, with my life. If that is in France, so be it. I don’t want to be disrespectful to QPR but enough is enough.
“Good night people. I’ve said enough for today. I’ll get in trouble. No doubt. But this is how it is. This is life!”