The Daily Mail have a rather interesting story for us here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they note that Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry is willing to force though a move to Everton.
The midfielder has not been in the plans of Manuel Pellegrini and that has been made increasingly obvious as the season has got under way, leaving the player with only a couple of options.
Barry himself is keen to play football week in, week out and is willing to leave the club on loan to do so.
Given the fact that the 2014 World Cup is fast approaching, we are not shocked that Barry wants to be in the England squad, and playing regularly is the first step in achieving that.
After interest from Everton and new manager Roberto Martinez, Barry has decided that a move to Merseyside is the way forward.
The player hopes to open talks with Everton this weekend and complete a move before the deadline – and is happy to take a pay cut in order to do so. As one of our punters notes, even though he may have to take a pay cut, he will hardly be on the breadline!
City meanwhile are happy to allow Barry to leave for the season and are focusing on bringing a defender in before the transfer window closes, with Ateltico Madrid’s Martin Demichelis looking like the favourite.
Will Barry earn his transfer to Goodison Park? A good move for all parties? Let us know your thoughts below.
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