Agence France-PresseMay 4, 2013 17:45
Joey Barton says he would be prepared to take a pay cut to extend his stay with Marseille next season, suggesting only Paris Saint-Germain could afford his current wages in France.
"I want to stay here," Barton said after Marseille's 2-1 victory over Bastia on Saturday, a result that means PSG will have to wait until at least next weekend before clinching their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years.
"I've spoken with them. But the problem is I'm contracted with a football club in England which pays me an awful amount of money," said Barton.