The former Newcastle United and Burnley midfielder has joined Scottish giants Rangers on a free transfer.
Jordan worked with the 33-year-old at QPR, and he has backed the Englishman to be a success at the Scottish Premiership-bound Glasgow outfit.
“I’ve watched Joey a few times live this season with Burnley and many more times on the television and he’s been a very influential player for them,” Jordan told The Daily Mail.
“He made the Championship team of the season. His form has been good and I’m sure the people at Burnley, who have worked with him, will echo my sentiments about his professionalism.
“He’s been a big figure in Burnley handling the pressure of trying to bounce back to the Premier League and, in my view, he is a player who I think would have no problem handling any pressure at Rangers. He could handle anything that comes his way, no problem.”
Barton was one of the best players for Burnley in the Championship in the past season. The former QPR and Manchester City midfielder showed that he still is a very good footballer, and he will be an asset for Rangers.
Rangers will be aiming to finish in the top three of the Scottish Premiership next season, and signing Barton has been a wise decision.
The Englishman will bring experience to Rangers’ midfield, and he will also be able to add more bite to that area.
Rangers won the Scottish Championship title with ease this past season, but Mark Warburton’s side will not find it easy in the Scottish Premiership during the 2016-17 campaign.