JOEY BARTON HAS signed for QPR on a four-year deal, it has been confirmed.
The player signed a contract after completing a medical earlier this afternoon.
The 28-year-old had a year left on his Newcastle contract, but was transfer-listed after criticising the club via Twitter.
Earlier today, Barton signalled his intentions, tweeting: “Going to make a decision today, its [sic] only fair to all parties.”
Despite being made available on a free transfer, Barton had started the first two games for Newcastle so far this season.
Speaking to the official QPR website, Barton said:
“It’s been quite a whirlwind, so to get things finally sorted and draw a line under it all is a great relief. The ambition of the Club really impressed me.”
The club’s manager Neil Warnock added:
“He’s a winner. Even without the armband on, he’s a captain every week. He’s a lot better player than people give him credit for. Hopefully we can harness all his positive characteristics and get the best out of him.”
Barton made 81 appearances for Newcastle, scoring 7 goals, after moving to the club for £5.8 million from Man City.