Sunderland’s Steven Fletcher: Joey Barton convinced me to make Marseille loan move

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_img1 Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher Steven Fletcher has revealed he confided in Joey Barton and Yann M’Vila before making his surprise switch from Sunderland to Marseille.The Scottish forward joined the French side on loan on deadline day and made his debut against Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend.Barton spent a year on loan at Marseille, while M’Vila has vast experience of playing in Ligue 1 and Fletcher says their advice helped him make up his mind to leave for France.“When I was contacted by Marseille, Yann M’Vila and another French colleague told me to certainly go, not to hesitate, to enjoy it,” said Fletcher.“They know the club well and have helped me in terms of integrating myself. I had the chance to receive a text from Joey Barton and he advised me to profit from all the minutes that I will get to play at Marseille.”last_img read more