Barton will join West Ham on a free transfer, having left Queens Park Rangers at the end of last season following their relegation from the Premier League.
Former West Ham winger Sinclair believes that the 32-year-old will be a good signing for Slaven Bilic’s side and has given his take on the matter on Twitter:
With good mobile players around him you'll be surprised what he can bring plus he has gr8 combative qualities https://t.co/dpO8AlJFnC— Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) August 10, 2015
I don't see J Barton a good move for West Ham I gotta say.— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) August 10, 2015
Barton is a controversial figure, and one suspects that West Ham fans will be divided on the matter.
However, the 32-year-old still has the passion and has shown commitment wherever he has played in his career.
The Englishman’s combative qualities on the pitch and his leadership ability off it could prove to be important for West Ham this season, as they chase a top-eight finish in the Premier League.