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Why Burnley midfielder Joey Barton would be the ideal summer signing for Rangers

Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton is believed to want to bring Joey Barton to Ibrox this summer.

As Rangers prepare for life back in the Scottish Premiership, rumours have been rife about the type of players Mark Warburton will look to bring to Ibrox.

A host of names have already been linked with a move to Glasgow, with Rangers seemingly having funds to invest in their squad.

Rangers have been reported to be interested in a host of young players in the Football League, but it is the potential addition of Joey Barton which would surely be the best signing that Warburton could make this summer.

Barton is said by Sky Sports to be considering a move to Ibrox, after being offered a three year contract by the Light Blues.

The 33-year-old may be reaching the twilight of his career now, but his performances for Burnley in the Championship this past season have proven just how much quality he has.

Barton has been absolutely brilliant for Burnley, as Sean Dyche’s side claimed the Championship title.

Barton’s attitude has also come into question before, but he has been a brilliant professional at Turf Moor.

The former England international’s experience would be vital for Rangers, as Warburton puts together a vibrant young team, and he could help many of their prospects develop.

With Jordan Rossiter one of the players likely to play alongside him in Rangers' midfield, following his transfer from Liverpool, Barton’s steadying influence could be crucial in helping the starlet thrive.

If Barton is available for Rangers it would be a statement of their intent, and they would do well to complete a better piece of business throughout the whole transfer window.

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