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Gareth Barry: Facts & Figures + Video *UPDATE*

Gareth Barry flies to Kazakhstan with the England squad tomorrow (Wednesday 3 May) but before he does he'll be at Manchester City, hopefully passing his medical.

If all goes well the 28-year-old is expected to sign a five year deal worth around £100,000 a week, more than doubling the amount he received at Aston Villa. Meanwhile City is expected to pay Villa a fee of £12 million for his services.

Facts & Figures

Full name - Gareth Robert Barry
Date of birth - 23 February 1981
Position - Central midfielder
Previous clubs - Brighton 1996/97 (youth) - Aston Villa 1997 - 2009Villa appearances - 365
Goals scored - 41
England career - 29 full caps 2000 - 20?? - one goal

The following 3 minute 30 second video shows Barry scoring the odd goal or two.

Welcome to Manchester City FC Mr Barry, you are the first of many.

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 2 2009

Time: 6:36PM

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Barry has signed and is confirmed on the offical website, this is brilliant news.
Buzz Lightyear
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02/06/2009 18:39:00

Welcome to City Gareth!
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02/06/2009 18:48:00

well we all no now its for the money not the love for a club to join
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02/06/2009 18:49:00

Welcome aboard Gareth.
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02/06/2009 18:50:00

Good Signing for you guys. But shame that the move is for money motivated Reasons and not footballing Reasons
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02/06/2009 18:58:00

Great signing, certainly a statement by the club and his capture should pave the way for a few other world class players. Regarding Yid from India's comments, do you think anyone signing for you is motivated by football? You've won much less than City and your potential is far lower.
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02/06/2009 19:05:00

Now City will be hated just as much as Chel$ea and rightfully so. Yes you guys should have the right to sign great players and challenge the top 4, but what you guys are doing and what Chelsea did is stupid. Is Barry worth 120,000 a week?? WTF 120,0000 for Barry? Then what is Garrard, Torres, Rooney, Lady boy, Messi and Kaka going to ask for 260,0000 a week? Are you guys ruining football? Yes. Not because you guys dare to challenge the top4 but because you guys have to pay over the odds like Chelsea to get good players in to make up for the lack your prestige and CL football at your club. Im not jealous at your clubs spending power cause just like Chelsea some players just wont come to your Club no matter how much money you throw at them because some players would rather say they played in a Milan, Barca, Liverpool and ManU shirt not I played in a City shirt.
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02/06/2009 19:48:00

eigthhsin are u smoking pcp? remind me the last time city won something? we are talking decades!....cant wait to see how this pans out next season, with city fielding 11 defensive midfielders? lol....thats quite a collection hughes is gathering!
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02/06/2009 20:30:00

eightsin - "You've won much less than City and your potential is far lower". Come on mate look at the stats before opening your mouth. Although I agree that with city's millions it looks like you're gonna leap frog us, everton and villa in the 'near' future and might break up the top 4 monopoly (about time too). Although I think it does set a bad presidence to pay (reportadly) 100-120k a week for a slightly better then average player with probably 3 good years left in him. In terms of long term sustainability of any sucess I think that's slightly worrying...
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02/06/2009 20:31:00

This is GREAT news. Barry is a top professional who will make our midfield the most formidable in the Premiership. Now we need to sort out the defence -- and get a goal machine in! Oh and by the way, all Villains coming on here giving it rice about this transfer: just ask yourself a question. Why is it most of you have been expecting Barry to leave for more than a year? Then try laying that turnip on Man City's doorstep. Villa losing Barry has as much to do with Villa as it does with City.
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02/06/2009 20:53:00

Some bitter spurs fans haha good luck city
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02/06/2009 21:17:00

Don't ya just love them Spuds. I bet they wish they had wealthy owners!!
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02/06/2009 21:21:00

we outspent city in jan without having an arab owner, because spurs is run well and generates big money as a business! dont you just love uneducated city fans!
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02/06/2009 21:24:00

T, Spuds didn't buy themselves out of trouble in the January window did they and buying back the players they sold that was moving onwards and upwards. Gareth Barry is a good signing, hopfully the first of a few.
Buzz Lightyear
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03/06/2009 04:44:00

To you 'Spurs' fans posting - at the moment we have very little to offer players except money, but boy we got loads of that.
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03/06/2009 07:13:00

Maybe you spuds should start posting in green type ......stop whining if you had the money you would be doing exactly what we are...buying quality players....
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03/06/2009 07:28:00

Funny how all the city fans feel proud that about 'thier' money almost as if it was a achievement. NEWS FLASH- Man city are nowhere near as rich as Tottenham. It is your owner who is far richer than our's. The fact that your Owner is rich is your luck and not any Achievement on your part. the fact that we out spent you in Januery without a billionaire Suger daddy shows how rich and how well Run We are.
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03/06/2009 13:52:00

Barry is a first rate capture for City and a great declaration of intent. He is one of the top midfielders in the Premiership over the last few seasons and exactly the type of midfield general city have needed for some time.
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