Lorenzo Amoruso has a warning for Rangers regarding Joey Barton

Burnley's Sam Vokes and Joey Barton in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Jack Price

Ibrox side and Scottish Premiership-bound Rangers have signed Joey Barton on a free in the summer transfer window.

Burnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion

Lorenzo Amoruso has suggested to The Scottish Sun that Rangers fans should not get too excited about Joey Barton.

Barton has joined Rangers on a free transfer after leaving Premier League-bound Burnley.

The former Newcastle United midfielder is a high-profile signing and is expected to enhance the Gers’ chances of competing with Old Firm rivals Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title next season.

Burnley's Joey Barton gestures to fans before the parade

The 33-year-old was one of the best players for Burnley this past season and was a key figure in their promotion to the Premier League.

Former Rangers defender Amoruso has suggested that Rangers should not expect too much from Barton.

“I don’t know Barton personally so I cannot really judge him, but the way people speak about him makes me think he will be a guy who does really well for Rangers,” Amoruso told The Scottish Sun.

“But Rangers have had players before who have arrived with a fantastic pedigree and yet they couldn’t perform. It doesn’t really matter whether you have an incredible CV behind you.

“It happens quite often at Ibrox. Don’t forget all the money that was spent during my time on players who weren’t good enough. That was because of the pressure.”

Burnley's Joey Barton talks to Alastair Campbell before the parade

While Amoruso’s comments may seem harsh, he does have a valid point.

Barton could take a while to get used to the Scottish Premiership, and fans should not go over the top in their expectations of the Englishman.

However, the Rangers supporters should believe in Barton, who remains a very good footballer and will add bite to the team’s midfield.

The former Queens Park Rangers midfielder scored three goals and created 29 chances in 38 Championship appearances for Burnley during the 2015-16 season.

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

Burnley's Joey Barton

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