Gareth Barry wants to finish career challenging for trophies at Man City

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry says he wants to finish his career challenging for trophies at the defending league champions

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Gareth Barry has revealed he wants to finish his career challenging for trophies at Manchester City.

The England international is yet to agree a new deal with the Citizens despite having just one full season remaining on his current contract.

The 32-year-old, who joined City in a £12m deal from Aston Villa in 2009, feels settled at the defending champions and is keen to stay until his retirement.

“I want to finish my career still challenging for trophies and this is the perfect club at which to do that,” said Barry.

“I am very settled here but at the same time I have got a lot of respect for the people who have come in.

“They are going to have a good long look at the way they want to go and the players they want to go with so as individuals we need to work hard when we get the chance.”

Joleon Lescott and Carlos Tevez are in similar positions to Barry with their Citizens contracts also running down.

However the former Villa skipper says the trio are relaxed about their respective futures at the club, staying focused on the title race.

“Obviously they are the sort of conversations the lads have now and again,” he added.

“We’ve got the rest of this season and then one more year and there have been changes upstairs.

“But everyone is pretty relaxed because they will take time to have a look at things, the way they are going to go in the future.

“The players are pretty comfortable with that too but it is important we keep performing on the pitch.”

Barry has scored two goals in 25 appearances in all competitions for the defending champions this season.

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