Joey Barton sends message to Burnley after choosing Glasgow Rangers move

Burnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion to the premier league

The midfielder has turned down Burnley to head to Ibrox and join Glasgow Rangers.

Burnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion to the premier league

Joey Barton has taken to social networking site Twitter to thank Burnley after completing his move to Glasgow Rangers.

Barton agreed a deal to join Rangers this week and could complete the move to Ibrox within the next 24 hours.

The midfielder had offers from both Burnley and Mark Warburton’s side, but chose to make the move to Glasgow ahead of staying at Turf Moor.

His move to the Scottish Premiership brings about an end to a short stint with Sean Dyche’s side, having spent a year in the Championship with them, where he helped guide them back to the Premier League at the first attempt.

And writing on Twitter, he was keen to praise the Burnley support, admitting that the decision to head to turn them down for Rangers was a hard one to make.

It will now be fascinating to see what kind of impact that Barton can have on Rangers as they head back into the Scottish Premiership.

They are a relatively young side and his experience in the Premier League and beyond could prove vital if they are to challenge Celtic for the title sooner rather than later.

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