Burnley striker sends farewell message to Rangers target Joey Barton on Twitter

Burnley's Joey Barton gestures to fans before the parade

Ibrox side Rangers are reportedly set to sign Burnley midfielder Joey Barton in the summer transfer window.

Burnley's Joey Barton gestures to fans before the paradeBurnley striker Andre Gray has taken to social networking site Twitter to bid Joey Barton a fond farewell.

Barton is on the books of Burnley at the moment, but he appears to be set to leave the Premier League-bound outfit for Scottish giants Rangers.

According to The Scottish Sun, the former Newcastle United midfielder is on the verge of signing for the Scottish Premiership-bound club.

Burnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion to the premier leagueIt has been reported by the British tabloid that the former Manchester City man has made a verbal commitment to the Gers to join until 2018.

Barton will arrive in Glasgow over the next 48 hours in order to compete a medical and sign the contract, according to The Scottish Sun.

Gray appears to have confirmed the speculation that Barton is leaving Burnley and has sent a heartfelt message to the Englishman on Twitter.

Burnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion to the premier leagueBarton scored three goals and created 29 chances in 38 Championship appearances for Burnley this past season.

The Englishman had a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 31%, and won 67 headers, 15 dribbles and 82 tackles.

The former Newcastle midfielder played a key role in Burnley getting automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Burnley's Joey Barton

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