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Out-Of-Favour Midfielder To See Out Man City Contract

Gareth Barry to turn down Spurs and Stoke.

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Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry looks set to make the decision to stay at the club until the end of his contract, according to the Telegraph.

The 32-year-old had a disappointing season at the Etihad Stadium in 2012/13, and doesn’t look likely to be part of new manager Manuel Pellegrini’s plans as the £30million signing of Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho has already been sealed.

More new faces could still join, and Barry looks past his best years that made him a regular England international and key player for City and former club Aston Villa.

He has been linked with a move to Tottenham, who see him as a possible replacement for Scott Parker, and his former manager at City Mark Hughes is reportedly keen on bringing him to Stoke, but Barry will reject their advances to fight for his place in Pellegrini’s side.

Barry was a key part of City’s title-winning campaign in 2011/12, and has made over 600 appearances in the Premier League.

He is one of several squad players who could be set for the chop at City this summer, with the likes of Aleksandar Kolarov and Scott Sinclair being linked strongly with moves away.


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