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City midfielder shock target for Tottenham

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry

Gareth Barry is a surprise transfer target for Tottenham, according to The Express.

The Manchester City midfielder is being lined up as replacement for the injury prone Scott Parker, who featured in just 21 Premier League games for Spurs this season.

Barry’s future at the Etihad is uncertain, as Manuel Pelligrini is set to make changes to the team when he officially becomes the new City manager.

The Premier League runners-up have already spent £45million this season, bringing Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Fernandinho and Sevilla winger Jesus Navas to the Etihad.

After missing out on Champions League football for next season, manager Andre Villas-Boas is looking to strengthen his squad in the summer, in an attempt to finally get the club back in Europe’s elite competition.

The English midfielder is one of many players being linked with a move to White Hart Lane this summer, including Leandro Damiao and Roberto Soldado. But Barry is also being watched by Stoke City and Sunderland, who are both trying to improve their squads after finishing dangerously close to the relegation zone.

Barry has just one year left on his contract, and is set to be sold in the transfer window so he can’t leave the club on a free transfer next summer.

Is Barry the right man for Spurs? Should AVB be focusing on a defensive midfielder?

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