Joey Barton’s disastrous spell at Rangers has ended after the midfielder’s contract was terminated with immediate effect, the club has confirmed.
The controversial 34-year-old has not featured for the Ibrox side since being banished from the club following a furious bust-up with manager Mark Warburton in the wake of September’s humiliating 5-1 defeat to Celtic.
Rangers said in a statement: “Rangers and Joey Barton have agreed to terminate his contract with immediate effect. Neither Rangers nor Joey Barton will comment further.”
Championship outfit Leeds had been linked with a move for the one-cap England international, but a deal is understood to be unlikely.
Saw talk yesterday of Leeds potentially signing Joey Barton in January. I’m told that the club definitely won’t be approaching him. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) November 10, 2016