Marseille’s on-loan midfielder Joey Barton has revealed that he would like to end his career with the club rather than return to QPR.
The 30-year-old joined the Ligue 1 side at the start of the season after he was forced out of the west London club following disciplinary action over an incident of violent conduct which led to him picking up a 12-match ban.
The former Manchester City man was subsequently loaned out to Marseille on a season-long deal, while the English side have struggled to compete in the top flight and look destined to drop to the Championship.
Redknapp has suggested that the controversial player could have a future with the R’s if he wanted to return, although Barton has made it clear that he would like to end his career with Elie Baup’s side.
Barton said: “I want to stay here but it does not depend on me.
“I belong to another club.
“I had a discussion with QPR and I might stay here, but the most important thing is to qualify for the Champions League. Then we can discuss my future.
“Everyone knows how much I love this club and if it were up to me I would finish my career here.”
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