Done Deal: Everton Complete The Signing Of Gareth Barry On A Season-Long Loan

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Barry had fallen down the pecking order at Manchester City and will now fill the void left by Marouane Fellaini’s departure to Manchester United.

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Everton have completed the signing of Gareth Barry on a season-long loan from Manchester City, Sky Sports reports.

The midfielder had been key a player for Manchester City in recent seasons but following the arrival of Fernandinho at the Etihad, Barry fell out of favour with new manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Manchester City were keen on selling Barry before the transfer window closed as he only has one year remaining on his current contract.

However, it appears that Everton have persuaded the Sky Blues to let Barry join them on a season-long loan, although it is unknown just how much of the midfielder’s wages the Toffees will pay.

It was a busy transfer deadline day for Everton, with Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku and Wigan’s James McCarthy joining Barry at Goodison Park.

Barry will now try and fill the void that is left in Everton’s midfield following the departure of Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United.

Everton had looked close to holding onto Fellaini but the Belgian midfielder handed in a transfer request to manager Roberto Martinez, effectively forcing his way out of Goodison Park.

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