Gareth Barry flies to Kazakhstan with the England squad tomorrow (Wednesday 3 May) but before he does he’ll be at Manchester City, hopefully passing his medical.
If all goes well the 28-year-old is expected to sign a five year deal worth around £100,000 a week, more than doubling the amount he received at Aston Villa. Meanwhile City is expected to pay Villa a fee of £12 million for his services.
Facts & Figures
Full name – Gareth Robert Barry
Date of birth – 23 February 1981
Position – Central midfielder
Previous clubs – Brighton 1996/97 (youth) – Aston Villa 1997 – 2009
Villa appearances – 365
Goals scored – 41
England career – 29 full caps 2000 – 20?? – one goal
The following 3 minute 30 second video shows Barry scoring the odd goal or two.
Welcome to Manchester City FC Mr Barry, you are the first of many.
Barry In Talks With Man City
Gareth Barry has signed for Manchester City. Click here for details.