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QPR's Barton happy for Amalfitano over West Brom success

QPR midfielder Joey Barton is delighted for Morgan Amalfitano over his success at West Bromwich Albion.

The pair played together last season at Olympique Marseille.

Barton told L'Equipe: "I am still in contact with some of my former team-mates. I speak to Morgan. I really tried to get him here. I spoke about him to the manager, to scouts, but here we don't know the French championship. I said to them: 'He is a good player - get him over here'. They told me: 'We don't even know who he is.' So when he scored this weekend against Manchester United, I took the mickey out of them.

"I knew that in England, he would do well."

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