3 Jun 2009

Barry signs with Manchester City

1:26 pm on 3 June 2009

The England and Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry has joined English Premier League football club Manchester City for $30 million.

The 28-year-old has signed a five-year contract with City.

Barry, who has 29 England caps, is with Fabio Capello's national squad preparing for this weekend's 2010 World Cup qualifying match in Kazakhstan.

Last year Barry nearly signed to Liverpool to fulfil his ambitions of playing Champions League football but Villa held onto him. However they failed in their bid to reach the elite European competition and City swooped.

The question now is will Barry make Europe with City?