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O'Neill Wants Barry Contract Talks

O'Neill Wants Barry Contract Talks

Martin O'Neill has told the Birmingham Mail that he wants to get influential Villa skipper Gareth Barry signed up to a new deal.

The England international midfielder has been linked to both Chelsea and Liverpool recently and the Villa boss wants to ward off their interest by giving him improved terms, especially as he only has two years left on his current deal.

'Gareth Barry has played brilliantly this season. There has been talk about Chelsea coming in, but who knows? A manager is usually the last one to find out about events. What I do know is that all your good players are in the limelight and if they continue to be in the limelight you never know what could happen. We are trying to keep our best players otherwise it is a pointless exercise.' Adding, 'Gareth Barry has two years left on his contract and there's a testimonial we want to do for him. Gareth is certainly one person we will want to sit down to talk to about a new contract. We would love to keep him here. He was unsettled two years ago when I came and said 'let's see how things go'.'

He also says that he is now playing some of the best football of his career but warns that you never know what players are thinking until you sit down and talk with them.

Players certainly hold all the aces these days don't they? We really don't want to send out the wrong signal and let Barry go though, if we want to break into the top four we have to act as a top four club and keep the very best players happy!



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday April 16 2008
Time: 10:57AM

Comments

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We should brreak the bank to keep him
jonah
16/04/2008 11:15:00
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In a nutshell there Jonah.
steff_the_villan
16/04/2008 11:33:00
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If we do that it also opens up our wage structure and allows us to compete better on the wage front with the clubs around us.
Villan Of The North
16/04/2008 12:50:00
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We have to show that the so called " Big four " cant just go cherry picking the best players in the rest of the premiership, Because if thats the case all we are is feeder clubs for there champions league ambitions.
silkie villain
16/04/2008 13:05:00
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there is a chance he may go. MON's kept him here once before though. it is pretty ridiculous that liverpool are supposedly looking at him, gabby and ashley young!! won't happen but if one of them goes, i reckon it'll be barry.
leftfoot
16/04/2008 13:36:00
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Gabby is not a concern, i worry about losing Barry, but any the end of the day no player is bigger than our club, and if he leaves we will just replace him. Reo-Coker for Captain!!
young_jonah
16/04/2008 14:02:00
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I think that it might just come down to more than money this time, certainly as far as Gareth is concerned.
glensider
16/04/2008 18:31:00
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silkie villan. well said.
los_angeles_villan
16/04/2008 20:52:00
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I think there should be a breakaway of the non Big 4 clubs and tell the rest to like the new rules or get out and go play with themselves in a Euro Super League. It will never happen - but 16 clubs still should be able to dictate to 4. The rules basically being all TV money and Champions League prize money to be redistributed evenly between all 20 clubs with a large wodge also for the lower league clubs too. It is called trying to make it more of an even playing field - more of a sport. The Big 4 would still be the Big 4 but at the moment they are just getting bigger and bigger. If Barry wants to go he will go because money talks. I hope he may be an exception to that "golden rule".
stennyvilla
16/04/2008 21:27:00
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It would be a really tempting opportunity for him if Benitez makes an official approach. The opportunity for Champions League football might be just too hard to resist.
glensider
17/04/2008 07:03:00
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