Rangers Terminate Barton’s Contract

By Adebayo Williams

Fiery English midfielder Joey Barton and Scottish side Rangers have parted company. The former Newcastle and Manchester City man managed only eight appearances for the team before the termination of his contract. Barton was reported to have been signed off by Rangers with stress earlier this week as negotiations continued over severance terms to end an unhappy spell in Glasgow.

The 34-year-old former Manchester City and Newcastle United midfielder – capped once by England – only returned to training with Rangers last week after a club suspension against him was lifted.

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