Report: Everton ready to offer contract extension to Gareth Barry

Gareth Barry of Everton (L) and Seamus Coleman of Everton (C) foul Jeffrey Schluppof Crystal Palace (R) during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park...

West Bromwich Albion are reportedly interested in signing Gareth Barry from Everton in the summer transfer window.

Everton are ready to offer a new one-year contract extension to Gareth Barry, according to The Daily Mail.

Barry has been on the books of Everton on a permanent contract since 2014 following a loan spell at Goodison Park from Manchester City.

The English midfielder’s current contact with the Merseyside outfit runs until June 2018, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

Gareth Barry of Everton (R) is put under pressure from Ander Herrera of Manchester United (L) during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on April...

According to The Daily Mail, Everton are ready to offer the former Aston Villa defensive midfielder a new one-year contract extension.

The report has also claimed that West Bromwich Albion are interested in Barry, and that the midfielder has the option of joining the Baggies on a two-year contract.

Gareth Barry of Everton (L) and Seamus Coleman of Everton (C) foul Jeffrey Schluppof Crystal Palace (R) during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park...

Barry made 23 starts in the Premier League last season, scoring two goals and providing one assist in the process.

It would be hard for the Englishman to play regularly this season due to competition for places in the Everton midfield.

Ronald Koeman’s side will be aiming to break into the top six of the Premier League this season and perhaps even claim a Champions League place.

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