Barton rules out QPR return as he admits he joined them for money

The Marseille loanee has eliminated the possibility of a return to his parent club, despite Redknapp's appointment, as he reveals he only joined the Londoners for the money
Marseille loanee Joey Barton has ruled out a return to his parent club QPR, as he reveals that he only joined the west London side for the money.

The 30-year-old is currently on a season-long loan at the French club but is yet to make his first Ligue 1 performance as he continued a ban picked up for his red card against Manchester City on the final day of last season's Premier League campaign.

Barton has made it well-known that he is enjoying his time at Marseille and is set to see out the season there, despite the dismissal of his former manager Mark Hughes.

The former England international may be enjoying his football these days, but he was keen to emphasise that the move from Newcastle to QPR was purely motivated by money and one that he would not like to repeat.

"When I went to QPR, it was a choice dictated by money. I didn't like what I had done, and I swore I'd never do that again," he told The Mirror.

"It was the first time in my life that I had taken a decision for money. I did it because my partner was due to give birth - but I did not feel good about it.

"The more money you have, the more problems you have. When I was in prison I got £7 a week and that [was] simpler - you'd use the £7 to buy food and that was it."