Rangers target Joey Barton has given his strongest hint yet that he is on his way to Ibrox, tweeting lines from a song popular with the Light Blues support.
The 33-year-old free agent has been in talks with the Glasgow giants since being shown round the club’s stadium and training ground last week.
And recent posts sent from the former Manchester City, Newcastle, QPR and Burnley player’s Twitter account suggest he he has made up his mind on a move to Scotland.
The first was posted online shortly after 11pm on Sunday evening and quoted lyrics from Bob Dylan’s hit ’Like a Rolling Stone’, ending with “#WATP” – short for the Rangers fans’ chant We Are the People.
How does it feel?
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone ?#WATP
— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 22, 2016
Then at 2pm on Monday, the one-cap former England midfielder wrote: “Tough decision but it’s now made. Onwards and upwards from here.”
Tough decision but it's now made. Onwards and upwards from here. #Rollupandspendyourlastdime
— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 23, 2016
He added “£Rollupandspendyourlastdime” – a reference to lyrics from the Roy Orbison song ’Penny Arcade’, another favourite of the Rangers support.
Press Association Sport understands Gers chiefs are hopeful of landing Barton after offering him a three-year deal.
He has a 12-month contract on the table from previous club Burnley after helping them to the Sky Bet Championship crown but would prefer a longer-term arrangement.