This Aston Villa man desperately wants to secure a move to Liverpool, even though it appears that Benitez is about to use up what’s left of his cash on Robbie Keane!
Gareth Barry will continue to press for a move to Liverpool that will enable him to play Champions League football next season, despite a hero’s welcome when he came on as substitute against Odense in the Intertoto Cup at Villa Park on Saturday and talk of a new contract to keep him at the club. The Aston Villa captain’s personal view has not changed despite a much more conciliatory position from the club’s fans and the Villa manager, Martin O’Neill.
Both Barry and Liverpool are hopeful that talks between the two clubs will move forward this week and Barry himself is still grimly resolved that he has to be playing for a Champions League team next season. (Independent)
Even though the Aston Villa supporters showed great character to back their skipper on his return this weekend, it appears that Barry really has set his heart on leaving the club. He has been left in limbo, and now it is hard to see how this situation will be resolved. Whilst it’s reported that the Midlands outfit are keen to offer a big cash incentive package to persuade the England man to stay. I think it’s clear that the midfielder isn’t really thinking about the money so he is kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place.