“Stephane Mbia, 26, has upset QPR fans by appearing to ask fellow midfielder Joey Barton, 30, on Twitter if they can swap clubs again so Mbia can move back to Marseille. Mbia joined QPR from the French side in August, with Barton moving on loan in the opposite direction.“
Can these players be any more silly?
Part of the Daily Mail article reads:
Queens Park Rangers were forced to launch an internal investigation yesterday after Stephane Mbia appeared to admit he wants to quit the club this summer.
The midfielder took to Twitter yesterday to ask Rangers midfielder Joey Barton, who is currently on loan at Marseille, if he wanted to swap clubs. He wrote: ‘[Joey Barton] Do you want to rechange (sic) your seat with me?’ And Barton replied: ‘How do I answer this politically? Er . . . Nope (sic).
‘If you go down with a team, you should stay and help them up, mate. They need you all to stick together and help them back.
Mbia initially deleted his tweet, insisting it had been a joke, before later posting another message on twitter, claiming he had been forced to delete the original tweet and that he really DOES want to quit the club in the summer.
He tweeted: ‘No it was not a joke. I deleted the tweet under pressure. I want to speak to #qpr but they don’t want (to). So Seriously @Joey7Barton do you want to rechange your seat with me?’
Mbia, who cost Rangers £5million and earns around £50,000-a-week, has been a regular in the side this season but has proved frustratingly inconsistent.
While the Loftus Road club will once again be led by Harry Redknapp next season, they are almost certain to offload some of their highest earning players over the summer.
Having made a staggering 25 signings over the last two years, some on as much as £100,000-a-week, the club will be forced to slash their wage bill.
A QPR spokesman said: ‘The club is aware of tweets from the official Twitter account of Stephane Mbia.
‘He has informed the club he is not responsible for these tweets.
‘The club will continue to investigate and deal with the issue internally.’