Gareth Barry is holding out for a summer move to Arsenal.
Aston Villa captain Barry is desperate to play Champions League football during the best years of his career – and the Gunners are his No.1 option. Though Villa want him to see out the remaining year of his contract, Starsport understands he wants out now.
Barry believes he has been loyal to the club by staying for an extra season when he could have made an £18m switch to Liverpool last year. But after Martin O’Neill’s side failed to secure a top-four finish last year, the England star knows he is running out of time to test himself at the highest level.
Source: Daily Star