Joey Barton: I could have played for Preston North End
Football’s bete noire Joey Barton could have been turning out for Preston North End if things had been different.
In his new autobiography the controversial midfielder reveals the Lilywhites were among the clubs interested in his signature when he was released from Everton’s books as a teenager.
Instead Barton opted for Manchester City and his colourful career was to be launched at the other end of the M60 alongside a former North End manager who made a big impression on the Rangers player.
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