West Brom could still offer Gareth Barry a new deal, even though he is set to officially leave the club at the end of the week.
The midfielder’s deal with the Baggies is set to expire but the Express & Star have revealed that he is still training with the club as he steps up his recovery from a knee injury.
That setback meant he missed the final part of the season and that seemed to impact Albion as they lost out to Aston Villa in the play-off semi-final.
Therefore, it seemed as though the 38-year-old had played his final game for the club but the latest report reveals that new boss Slaven Bilic could offer the ex-Manchester City man a short-term contract once he assesses him in training.
And, it’s fair to say that the fans would support a decision to give Barry another season, with many feeling he still has a lot to offer in the Championship.
Here’s some of the reaction to the news on Twitter…
Give him a one year deal. Vital experience and leadership we need.
— John (@Johntur01) June 26, 2019
If he gets another deal then sell Sam Field. No point in keeping the lad around if he can't shift an injury prone 38 year old from the starting eleven.
— Baggies Burger (@BaggiesBurger) June 26, 2019
I think he has a year more in him if he recovers well – he would definitely be an asset for the younger midfielders' development.
— Conrad Chircop (@conradchircop) June 26, 2019
— Michael Barnes (@Michael65101368) June 26, 2019
So he should
— dylan ashmore (@WBADyl) June 26, 2019
One year deal or pay as you play hopefully
— Nick (@Nickwba25) June 26, 2019
Sign him up ????⚪
— ???????????????????? (@DannyWBAFC) June 26, 2019