QPR midfielder Joey Barton is excited about his move to Marseille.

The French have agreed a deal with QPR for the hot-headed midfielder and will pay half his wages until the summer.

And a delighted Barton speaking outside his new training ground told The Sun: "It seems perfect. Marseille fans are very passionate.

"Ben Arfa, Habib Beye and Adel Taarabt are big supporters of Marseille.

"I speak with them and all they keep saying is 'This club is perfect for you, the way you play with the passion. If you play like that in the Velodrome the fans will love you.'

"Hopefully tomorrow we can finish the medical and then I am here."