Rangers agree deal to terminate Joey Barton contract - report

Joey Barton and Rangers have struck a deal to mutually terminate the player's contract, according to Sky Sports.

Joey Barton looks certain to leave Ibrox in the next couple of days, according to reports. Picture: John Devlin
Joey Barton looks certain to leave Ibrox in the next couple of days, according to reports. Picture: John Devlin

Barton has been absent from Rangers training since late last week after reportedly being signed off with stress.

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Now it appears his ill-starred spell as a Rangers player is over.

The midfielder has a year and a half remaining on his contract but a deal to terminate the deal has been agreed and is expected to be confirmed on Wednesday.

Barton concluded a six-week suspension last week, imposed for rowing with manager Mark Warburton in a training ground bust-up. However, he was told to train with the under-20s.

He trained for one day with the youth players before getting a doctor’s note from his GP, according to reports.

Barton is expected to return south of the border in search of regular football, while Rangers will look to use the freed-up wages to strengthen in January.

The midfielder also faces an SFA charge for gambling offences having placed bets on 44 matches while with Rangers.

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