Roberto Martinez assures return of Barry soon

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that midfielder Gareth Barry is unlikely to miss several months of action.

The former Manchester City midfielder, who signed for the club on a permanent basis in the summer, had to be taken off within the first 20 minutes during the recent 1-1 draw against Sunderland. It was heavily speculated that Barry faced several months on the sidelines because of a broken leg. Martinez has given a major boost to Everton fans by saying that Barry is only going to miss the next few weeks of action.

Martinez Surprised with Gareth Barry's not in Squad

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that he is extremely surprised by the fact that midfielder Gareth Barry has not been called up for the England national team. The former Aston Villa and Manchester City midfielder made the move to Goodison Park permanent in the summer. He has been in fine form for the Merseyside club, but even after the retirement of established internationals like Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, he has not been included in the recent squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers. It is thought that England boss Roy Hodgson favours a more youthful squad.

Everton Sign Barry On A Permanent Basis

Everton recently made the signing of Gareth Barry into a permanent one after the former Manchester City player impressed in his loan spell last season. The player has reportedly not cost much, as Everton have paid only around £ 2 million for his services. The experience of the 33-year-old will be a crucial factor behind Everton challenging for the top four this campaign. The club have spent huge amounts of money on players like Romelu Lukaku in a bid to push for a Champions League place. Barry was instrumental in the club’s fifth-place finish last season.

Spurs Stadium Set For 2018

The new Tottenham Stadium should be ready for the summer of 2017-18. Till then, the Spurs were expected to continue playing at their current home ground i.e. the White Hart Lane.

Even in the last season, the reports had come through that despite the heavy construction work to be done near the White Hart Lane, the Spurs are keen not to change it as their home venue in 2016-17.

Kenwright Works Harder To keep Barry

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has claimed that the club are working extremely hard in order to ensure that the loans spells of players like Romelu Lukaku and Gareth Barry do not end their stay at the club. Lukaku and Barry returned to Chelsea and Manchester city respectively after the end of the 12 month loan spell at Everton. However, manager Roberto Martinez has been speaking throughout last season that he would like to keep both players on a permanent basis. They have been a huge influence in the dressing room and on the pitch.

Barry Sparked Interest With Loan Deal

Gareth Barry completed his loan stay with Everton as the Premier League season concluded a few days ago and so did all of the loan deals which were set to expire at the same time.

Barry made 32 league appearances for Everton and has sparked the interest of not only Everton but many other titans of the top tier English league such as: Asrsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea.

During Barry’s time playing on a temporarily deal with Everton, his performances has motivated Roberto Martinez on keeping the player on an extended period but they will have to pay €2.5 million to Manchester City.


Everton manager Roberto Martinez has come into praise for midfielder Gareth Barry, who has been one of the club’s best players since the start of the season. He has formed an impeccable partnership in the middle of the park with James McCarthy and it has helped Everton challenge for top four spot with only five matches left in the campaign. This is a position that the club would not have dreams off at the start of the season when David Moyes, who had been at the club for 11 years, left in order to be replaced by Roberto Martinez, who just got Wigan athletic relegated to the Championship.


Everton manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed that midfielder Gareth Barry is likely to be in the starting line-up for the match against Swansea during the weekend. He has recovered sufficiently from the ankle injury that kept him out of finishing the 2-1 win over Cardiff. Barry has been an important player for Everton since coming from Manchester city on a loan deal. Everton are believed to be looking at the prospect of keeping him on a permanent basis. A number of loan players have been the key towards Everton challenging for a top four this season.

Barry Is The Best Player

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has discovered that his association will work out with midfielder Gerath Berry till the end of the season though Martinez wants Barry to stay at Everton FC even after the end of the season.


Gareth Barry is enjoying a successful time out on loan at Everton and the impact made by the player of Manchester City has motivated the head coach Roberto Martinez on signing the midfielder on a permanent deal but will have to wait until the end of the season when Barry’s contract with City expires in the summer.

"Gareth has been vitally important in what we have achieved so far this season and I would like that to be the case for many, many years to come, but that is a conversation we are going to have in the summer," said the Everton manager.