QPR Midfielder Joey Barton Wants To Play For Everton

QPR midfielder Joey Barton has issued a "come and get me plea" to his boyhood club Everton.

Barton is prepared to take a significant financial "sacrifice" to be able to play for the Toffees, according to his agent Willie McKay.

The 30-year-old spent last season on loan at Marseille and appears to have no future at Loftus Road, especially on reported wages of £70,000 a week, after their relegation to the Championship.

This huge salary has also put off the French club from making a move to sign him permanently and McKay is exploring other options in an attempt to find a new club.

Huyton-born Barton supported the Toffees as a boy and this morning tweeted "Once a blue.." and his agent admits they have approached new manager Roberto Martínez about an opportunity.

"Obviously his package with QPR is pretty big for Marseille's terms really," McKay told talkSPORT.

"Joey said there was only one club he would make a sacrifice for and it would be Everton and I made that call to Martinez.

"That is the club he loves. I have approached them and said Joey would love to have Everton on his CV.

"Fair play to him he said he would lose money to go to Everton - and not many professionals would do that." his agent has said.

McKay claims Martínez, who is in the market for a central midfielder, is an admirer of Barton.

"Roberto Martínez said he likes him as a player. Anything can happen in football. It could happen."

Barton infamously pulled down his shorts at Goodison Park while playing for Manchester City in 2006, and the majority of Everton fans have reacted with frustration to his Blue allegiance.

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