Agence France-PresseApril 9, 2013 16:00
On-loan Marseille midfielder Joey Barton said on Tuesday that a deal had been arranged for him to make his move to the Ligue 1 club from Queens Park Rangers permanent at the end of the season.
"I'm loving life in France. Loving Marseille. They love me. All I want to do is give everything for this football club. They backed me when nobody else did," Barton, on loan from English Premier League strugglers QPR, posted on his Twitter account.
"Agreement already in place for me to stay here," added the 30-year-old, who also said the Mediterranean club was "in his blood".