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Gareth Barry | Midfielder

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/23/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 174

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Everton left Wearside on Sunday with a satisfactory share of the spoils after Leighton Baines converted a penalty to equalise with less than 15 minutes remaining – a pleasing result for Martinez who less than 72 hours prior had seen his side comfortably despatch Lille [3-0] in the Europa League.
With Seamus Coleman [Achilles] missing out on Thursday and Gareth Barry picking up a shin & ankle injury both faced & passed a late fitness test. However there were worrying scenes at the Stadium of Light within the first ten minutes after Barry was stretchered from the field of play in a leg brace following a coming together with Jordi Gomez which saw the Sunderland player unintentionally stand on the defensive midfielders' ankle. Although the full extent of the injury is not known an X-ray did at least confirm there was no break. Nov 9 - 5:01 PM

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Bosnia & Herzegovina midfielder Muhamed Besic is apparently moments away from signing with Everton as their official website has announced he is already travelling with the squad to Thailand.

The 21 year old Besic started for Bosnia & Herzegovina in the World Cup and must have impressed Martinez enough to scoop him up. Besic is a defensive mid by trade, so the addition creates a bit of a log jam at the position. Gareth Barry signed a three year deal over the summer to make a permanent move, Darron Gibson is returning to fitness and James McCarthy was a regular in the Toffee XI last year. It is not a bad problem to have, but once Gibson is fit, Martinez will be tasked to please four players pushing for two spots.

Everton are expected to hold further talks with midfielder Gareth Barry this week.

Barry had a terrific season on loan at Everton last season and has left Manchester City after his contract expired at the end of June, leaving him free to discuss a permanent deal. The 33-year-old has other options, but reports suggest he is keen to remain on Merseyside where his family are settled.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 2 - 4:36 AM

Manchester City have supplemented their holding midfield position with the acquisition of 26-year-old Porto midfielder Fernando.

A true holding midfielder, Fernando, will combine with countryman Fernandinho to give City multiple options to shield their occasionally shaky defense. Fernando has enjoyed a successful stint in Portugal winning a number of medals including a Europa Cup and four league titles. When both are healthy he probably sits behind Fernandinho or plays with him in particularly high profile encounters where City decide to play with two holding midfielders to blunt an opponent's attack (presumably away in big Champions League clashes).
Jun 26 - 4:52 PM

Gareth Barry is training as normal in the buildup to Everton's match with Swansea City on Saturday after being the victim of a nasty tackle by Cardiff City's Kevin Theophile-Catherine.

Barry is a tough cookie but he is still lucky to come out of that tackle relatively fine. Roberto Martinez will not hesitate to turn right back to him for the weekend, though he is still assessing the injuries to Steven Pienaar and Phil Jageilka. There should be an update on both of those players by Friday.

The credit for the opening goal for Everton against Hull City back in Gameweek 8 has been changed from Kevin Mirallas to Gareth Barry.

Tough break for Mirallas. Touted to be an offensive force for the Toffee's this season, the goal being removed from his account was the only one he had registered this season. It may take a bit of time for the adjustment to be made in the fantasy game, for those who may have owned Mirallas or Barry that week.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 11:37:00 AM

Gareth Barry has hinted he would be interested in a permanent move to Everton after settling straight into life at Goodison Park.

Ex-England midfielder Barry has been in excellent form for Everton since his summer loan move from Manchester City and his efforts have been fully appreciated by the fans. His shielding of the defence has freed up the likes of Ross Barkley to flourish and he was badly missed in Week 7 as he was unable to line-up against his parent club. If Barry can keep up this level of performance then a permanent move at the end of the season seems inevitable, with City unlikely to require the 32-year-old back at the Etihad.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 10:52:00 AM

Gareth Barry has been a big hit at Goodison Park since his arrival but he will not be able to play in Week 7 against the club that owns his rights, Manchester City.

Like Mathieu Flamini at Arsenal, Gareth Barry's biggest contribution to his new team has been being so solid that his presence has allowed another player to push forward and become more productive in the attack without fear of creating defensive frailty. At Arsenal, the beneficiary has been Aaron Ramsey and at Everton Ross Barkley has been similarly set free (with slightly less spectacular results so far). Barry is still City property and, as such, can't play this weekend's match against the Citizens. Darron Gibson may be ready to return in his place but between the lack of Barry's solidity and the power of City's midfield it seems unlikely that Everton's midfield - and especially Barkley - will be as effective as they have been since Barry's arrival. For managers wanting to keep Barkley at a deep discount, it is probably best to stash him on the bench for Week 7.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 02:01:00 PM

Everton, having lost Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United, have signed Gareth Barry to replace at least some part of what Fellaini gave them.

Everton had a torrid final few hours of the transfer window with Fellaini leaving and Barry, James McCarthy, and Romelu Lukaku coming in to replace Fellaini's holding, attacking, and physical attacking presence respectively. In the short term, this is a nice set of moves for Everton. The big concern in the long term is that Lukaku and Barry are only temporary solutions.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 08:15:00 PM

Everton are looking at a loan deal for Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry, according to Sky Sports.

Barry has not been involved for City this season and looks to be surplus to requirements under Manuel Pellegrini, so a move makes sense for both player and club. The England midfielder is past his best but can still play an important role for Everton, who are yet to really replace Phil Neville.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 04:57:00 AM

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Gareth Barry wants to stay, but will understand if he alters that stance.

So essentially Pellegrini is telling Barry he's unlikely to play many games, but that he'd like to keep him as a squad player. It seems unlikely Barry will find this acceptable, so the much rumoured move to Everton could become reality before the transfer window closes in two weeks time.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 05:28:00 AM

With his days seemingly numbered at Manchester City there is word that Arsenal are discussing a move for Gareth Barry.

Barry isn't a bad player but he was never THAT great and he is certainly past the point where he should be starting regularly for a top four team. That said, if Arsenal are looking at Barry as a squad player they could do a lot worse than the versatile midfielder. Barry could deputize behind Arteta as well as potentially turning back the clock and playing on the left side of defense and midfield as he did in his Aston Villa days. In that role, he'd be a valuable addition.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 02:51:00 PM

A number of British newspapers report that Tottenham are planning a surprise £4million summer move for Manchester City’s England midfielder Gareth Barry to replace Scott Parker.

This is a strange story. The reason Tottenham are looking to replace Scott Parker is because the midfielder is 33 years old. Gareth Barry is 32 and does not appear much of an upgrade in terms of playing ability, so it would be a surprising if Spurs were to make such a trade. The Daily Express claims Stoke are also interested in Barry, while Sunderland are keen on a move for Parker.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 05:06:00 AM

Manchester City have completed the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho for a fee of about £30m.

It is thought the box-to-box Brazilian midfielder has been purchased to form a partnership with Yaya Toure, which will mean more time on the bench for Gareth Barry and Javi Garcia. Fernandinho has a reputation for powerful shooting and pops up with his fair share of goals, scoring 53 times for Shakhtar, but his main role is breaking up attacks. He is strong, extremely quick and will be a fantastic signing for Manchester City, provided he settles in England.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 06:37:00 AM