Well, the Gareth Barry saga is over, Manchester City snatched him up for £12 million today. Considering City’s willingness to throw money at anything that moves this is a pretty good deal for them as Barry was evaluated at £18 million.
The big surprise is that he did chose City after all his talk about playing in the Champions League, I guess at the end of the day he went for the money instead. Rafa might be disappointed but I would recommend he recycles an old Shankly quote “I only wanted him for the reserve team!” :-)
As a Liverpool supporter I believe this is good news, if we had bought Barry we would probably have had to sell Xabi Alonso. Now, from what I am seeing in the rumour mill the Xabi story is starting to fade away.
So we keep our fingers crossed and keep waiting, still a lot of twists and turns left in this transfer season.