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Redknapp admits Barton fears

QPR manager Harry Redknapp admits he may find it difficult to entice Joey Barton back to the club when his loan at Marseille ends.

Last Updated: 26/04/13 at 21:32 Post Comment

Joey Barton (left): Harry Redknapp is unsure if he will return to QPR

Joey Barton (left): Harry Redknapp is unsure if he will return to QPR

The midfielder is on a season-long spell with the Ligue 1 side and claimed earlier this month a deal was already in place for him to stay on.

Neither club has confirmed that, but Sky sources understand Marseille are interested in a permanent deal.

Redknapp said: "Joey has done well, he's been excellent at Marseille. He's had a great season for them.

"He's been good. I've seen Marseille play this year and he's done ever so well for them. If you saw where Joey lived in Marseille, I think it would be very difficult to get him back.

"You watch Marseille and see the mountains in the background and you drive through the town and see all the boats.

"Joey has a nice lifestyle there. I'd be surprised really if he wanted to come back.

"I'm not saying I don't want Joey back. He belongs to the club. If he has to come back, he has to come back.

"He's a good player and played very well in France. He's had an excellent season. I get the feeling Joey wants to stay there.

"If it doesn't work out then he has to come back, he'll be a good player here. He can play, he's a good footballer. If there's no deal there, he'll come back."

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