England international Gareth Barry has joined Everton on a season-long loan from Manchester City, as reported by MCFC.co.uk.
Gareth Barry will be hoping to fill the void left by the departure of Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United, whilst improving his chances of making England's World Cup squad.
Barry will spend the entire 2013/14 season on loan at Merseyside, after the clubs finally agreed on terms just before the close of the transfer window at 11pm last night.
The Telegraph reported that the clubs were in talks over a possible move over a week ago, but Everton left it late to seal a deal for the player capped 53 times by England.
Barry had been a key player for Manchester City in recent seasons, but had fallen out of favour under new manager Manuel Pellegrini.
It is unknown how much Everton will pay of Barry's wages, but the £27.5m received for Fellaini should go some way towards covering it.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez had a busy deadline day, bringing in no fewer than three players late on in the day.
Barry is joined at Goodison Park by Romelu Lukaku (on loan from Chelsea) and James McCarthy from Wigan for a fee of around £13m.
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