City have now confirmed via the official website that Gareth Barry will be a Manchester City player next season.
City have paid £12 million for the England International and have given him a 5 year contract.
This signing will be seen as a real sign of our intent, we have signed one of the most highly rated midfielders in the country and have done it in a very shrewd style.
I am glad that we are showing people we mean business, if we don't take this kind of stance all the time we will become a joke.
I am quite excited about this signing now it has happened, I think it is because I was expecting a little uncertainty when it came to signing players. I thought maybe we would be a last resort for a lot of bigger players who would use us for a pay day if they didn't get their big move elsewhere, but it seems that Hughes is doing something right behind the scenes.
Are we happy? I am!