QPR set to make decision over midfielder’s future
Following his hugely controversial outburst on the final day of the Premier League season, Joey Barton’s future is to be revealed soon, following an internal investigation at Loftus Road with the outcome expected shortly; reports The Daily Mail.
R’s boss Mark Hughes is expected to strip Barton of the club captaincy, as well as issuing him with a substantial fine in addition to the 12 match ban already inflicted by the Premier League.
The outcome of QPR’s investigation will be announced on Monday, and there is a possibility the 29 year old may even be omitted from their 25 man Premier League squad for the upcoming season.
Barton is no stranger to trouble, but his latest misdemeanour could see the worst punishment he has yet faced within the game. Should he be shown the door at Loftus Road, he may find it difficult to find another team as his signing would be a risky one given his proven temperament.
The deliberation will come to an end shortly, meaning Barton will know where he stands, and QPR may well have to find a replacement for the 29 year old. If speculation is anything to go by, Mark Hughes is eager to get rid of troublemaker Barton.