Joey Barton reveals interest from Fenerbahce, Valencia

Joey Barton
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Joey Barton claims that he is aiming to win trophies during his time at Marseille this season.

Joey Barton has admitted that he spoke to Valencia and Fenerbahce before deciding to join Marseille on transfer deadline day.

The midfielder moved to the French club on a season-long loan from Queens Park Rangers and insists that he has aspirations to win silverware with his new side.

Barton told L'Equipe: "I come to Marseille to win trophies. I don't come for holidays or as a tourist. It is a challenge for me not only on professional level but also personally, discovering a new culture.

"Did I have other contacts? Yes, I talked to Fenerbahce and Valencia. But I didn't hesitate long when Marseille came, it was a good challenge for me."

Barton would have been forced to serve a 12-game ban if he had remained in the Premier League this season.

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