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Was this the moment Joey Barton decided he wanted to sign with Rangers?

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Joey Barton raved about Rangers during their semi-final win over Celtic.

Joey Barton is on the brink of signing with Rangers, with The BBC reporting the midfielder held talks with the Scottish giants this weekend about a move.

Barton is a free agent in July after his one year contract with Burnley expires, and is claimed by The BBC to be tempted by a move.

The midfielder helped Burnley win promotion to the English Premier League last season, but with Rangers also earning a place back in the Scottish Premiership, he has a tough decision to make.

Barton has already publicly praised Rangers boss Mark Warburton recently, and his tweet sent during last months' Scottish Cup semi-final could have been a key turning point in his decision making, as he watched the Gers beat favourites Celtic.

Barton praised the progress and direction of Rangers under Mark Warburton, and it is little surprise that he has subsequently taken an interest in a move to Ibrox.

The 33-year-old has experience and is used to dealing with pressure on and off the pitch, and while it could get fiery at times, he would likely prove to be a valuable acquisition for the Gers if they can seal his signature.

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