Former England international pens three-year contract at Goodison Park.
Former England and Manchester City enforcer Gareth Barry has put an end to the speculation surrounding his future by penning a three-year contract with Everton.
The 33-year old was superb for the Toffees whilst on loan from City last season and amid speculation that he might sign for a Champions League club in Arsenal this summer, he has now committed his future to Goodison Park after having run down his deal with the Citizens.
Arsenal were also interested in him last season as well as this summer, but their French boss Arsene Wenger is plotting moves for bigger fish in Germany’s Lars Bender and Sami Khedira for the enforcer role in his side, and thus had lessened his interest in Barry.
The veteran Englishman though showed that he still has plenty of legs to cope with the rigours of the Premier League last season, and will now earn around £55,000 per week at Everton.
Everton have also reportedly paid Manchester City £2 million compensation for the midfielder as per a deal agreed before Barry’s loan to Merseyside last summer.