Manchester City outcast rejected by former club

Published Add your comment

Football News

Manchester City outcast Gareth Barry has been denied a return to former club Aston Villa, according to talkSPORT.

Villa, who sold Barry to City in 2009, were offered the chance to re-sign the veteran midfielder, but Paul Lambert has shunned the 32-year-old England international.

Despite playing a prominent role in the Citizens Premier League title-winning season, Barry does not appear to feature in the plans of new boss Manuel Pellegrini.

The Chilean tactician has been busy in the summer transfer window, bringing in the likes of Jesus Navas, Fernandinho and Steven Jovetic, pushing the likes of Barry even further down the pecking order.

Sources close to Manchester City suggest the Etihad outfit contacted the midlands club to see whether they'd be interested in signing Barry on a season-long loan.

But Lambert's transfer policy of only signing up-and-coming players aged 24 or under put an end to any move before negotiations could even begin, and Barry is left wondering whether he will get any first-team football this season.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Gareth Barry
Manchester City
Premier League
Aston Villa

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again