Stephane Mbia in, Joey Barton out at QPR

August 29, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
Queens Park Rangers confirmed the signing of versatile midfielder or defender Stephane Mbia on a two-year deal from Marseille for an undisclosed fee, while QPR's Joey Barton joined Marseille on a season-long loan.

Barton was handed and then retained the captain's armband at Loftus Road last season when Mark Hughes took charge, but the controversial midfielder's relationship with the club turned sour on the last day of the 2011-12 campaign at the Etihad Stadium.

Barton lashed ...

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