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Barton linked with Everton

QPR midfielder Joey Barton is prepared to take a wage cut in order to facilitate a move to Everton, according to his agent.

Last Updated: 01/08/13 at 12:47 Post Comment

Joey Barton: Set for a switch to Merseyside?

Joey Barton: Set for a switch to Merseyside?

The 30-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Marseille, is back at Loftus Road; his reported wages of £70,000 a week have dissuaded the French club pursuing a permament switch.

Huyton-born Barton supported Everton as a boy and on Wednesday morning tweeted enigmatically: "Once a blue.."

Willie McKay told talkSPORT: "Obviously his package with QPR is pretty big for Marseille's terms really.

"Joey said there was only one club he would make a sacrifice for and it would be Everton and I made that call to Martinez.

"That is the club he loves. I have approached them and said Joey would love to have Everton on his CV.

"Fair play to him he said he would lose money to go to Everton - and not many professionals would do that.

"Roberto Martinez said he likes him as a player and he also spoke to (Martinez's assistant) Graeme Jones, who loves him as a player. Anything can happen in football. It could happen."

Everton are currently in San Francisco where they play against Juventus in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday night.

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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