Barry excited by Everton future
Gareth Barry is looking forward to helping Everton "progress" after joining the Toffees on loan from Manchester City.
The England midfielder beat Monday's transfer deadline to seal his move down the East Lancs Road and will stay at Goodison Park for the rest of the season.
Speaking after signing on the dotted line, Barry told the Everton official website: "It's been a long day and the deal was done late but it was something that I always hoped would get over the line.
"I'm really looking forward to meeting up with the lads and helping Everton to progress.
"I know all about Everton's history and it's a fantastic club. I've enjoyed playing games at Goodison Park, the atmosphere is always fantastic."
Barry says he has seen some of Everton's performances so far - they have begun the season with three Premier League draws - and feels they have been unlucky not to have gained more points.
"To be honest as soon as I heard about Everton's interest I have paid a lot of attention to the opening games," the 32-year-old said. "The bits I've seen, they've been unlucky not to win the games that they drew."
Barry, who has been capped 53 times, will help fill the hole left by the departure of midfielder Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United.
He joins fellow loanee Romelu Lukaku and permanent signing James McCarthy as new boys at Goodison.