Date: 26th June 2018 at 1:37pm
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Sky Sports have now reported that former England midfielder Gareth Barry has chosen to enact the 12 month contract extension he held on his existing deal with West Bromwich Albion.

Having arrived from Everton last summer for a reported undisclosed fee, albeit a suggested nominal £1million given he’s now 37-years-old, he went on to make 25 appearances (three substitute showings) in the Premier League as we suffered relegation, with four more starts in the domestic cup competitions.

With the Baggies now set for life in the Championship after a largely insipid campaign prior to the appointment of Darren Moore and the return of some fight and spirit to the group, the standout headline from Barry’s contribution was the ill-fated taxi-gate routine over in Spain and his involvement in that.

It remains at the forefront of many fans’ minds, even if it’s not the only reason some are unhappy with this.

With the appearances he made last year though, he had the option to extend his time at The Hawthorns for another 12 months and that’s what he’s chosen to do.