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Gareth Barry uncertain over Manchester City future

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Barry's future is in doubt (©GettyImages)
Barry's future is in doubt (©GettyImages).

Gareth Barry has admitted that Manchester City are yet to discuss a new deal with him. 

His current contract runs out at the end of the season and the England international has revealed he could leave the Etihad next year.

Barry, who joined the Citizens from Aston Villa in 2009, is still hopeful of a new contract, but he will leave his options open.

The 32-year-old told the Sunday Mirror: "It's just a case of wait and see, as far as a new contract is concerned.

"I haven't heard anything about a new deal from the club, so it looks as though my contract will run out next summer and I'll have to take it from there."

However, new Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has told Barry that he will be part of his plans for this coming season. But the former Villa star believes competition for places will be as hard as ever at the Etihad club. 

Barry continued by saying: "The manager has spoken to me. He told me that he sees a place for me in his squad as he wants two quality players in every position.

"I've got to admit that, with Yaya Toure, Javi Garcia and now Fernandinho in the squad, it's going to be tough for anyone to nail down a position in central midfield. I'm a bit disappointed that there's been no offer, but I haven't got myself too down about it."

Barry will be hoping for a starting berth in City's opening game of the Premier League season when they host Newcastle on August 19, which will prove to be Pellegrini's first competitive game in charge of the Etihad club.

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