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Rangers terminate Barton's deal with immediate effect


Joey Barton

Joey Barton

Joey Barton

Joey Barton's tumultuous spell at Rangers was ended yesterday as the club announced they had terminated the midfielder's contract with immediate effect.

The 34-year-old Englishman, who joined Rangers on a two-year contract in May, returned to the Scottish Premiership club last week after a six-week suspension following an altercation with a team mate.

He had also been charged with a breach of betting rules by the Scottish Football Association (SFA) in October and was signed off due to stress earlier this week as negotiations took place over a severance deal.

Barton was suspended in September by Rangers following a training-ground dispute with team mate Andy Halliday following a 5-1 thrashing by Celtic in the Old Firm derby.

Burnley are reported to interesting in signing him again in January.