Holding midfielder is now surplus to requirements at City.
Unwanted Manchester City midfield player Gareth Barry will finally complete his long-awaited season-long loan switch to Everton on Monday, according to reports in the Daily Star.
The England international has already been told by new City head coach Manuel Pellegrini that he has no future at Eastlands this season and as such, can start looking for a new club following the Chilean’s recent £30 million capture of Brazil international Fernandinho to play in Barry’s defensive midfield role in the north west.
And with this campaign ending with the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, Barry knows that he has to be playing regular first-team football this season in order to keep alive his dream of representing his country in South America next summer.
All of which means that the 32-year-old is now expected to agree to move to Goodison Park on loan, with a view to possibly joining the Toffees on a permanent contract come the end of the campaign, although there are still a few small details to finalise before the move can be given the green light.
One of those sticking points, however, remain Barry’s massive £100,000-per-week wage packet, which the Merseysiders are hoping City may agree to partly fund during his stay at Goodison.