Maneul Pellegrini has claimed that the City midfielder wants to remain with the club but there is too much competition between the players for Gareth Barry’s position.
Everton and Arsenal have shown interest in the 32-year-old Gareth Barry.
Pellegrini was asked whether Barry is in his plans or not to which Pellegrini said ‘Maybe, it depends on what he wants.’
‘I have in his position also Rodwell, Garcia, Yaya, Fernandinho but I spoke with Gareth, he wants to stay here and he does not any problems to stay here to fight for his position like other players in the squad.
‘If he wants to go because he has better options, it depends on what he wants to do.
‘He is here and in the squad and we will try to use it the whole year, depending on the performance of all the players.’
Written by Mohammad Ali Akram