Barry ready to sign new Aston Villa deal

Barry has been linked with a summer move to Liverpool and the highly rated midfielder was keen on a £18million switch to the Reds at the start of the season.

The 28-year-old said: “There’s nowhere else I would want to be playing at the highest level. It’s easy for me to want Aston Villa to play Champions League football. It is also easy for me to give 100 per cent when I am playing for Villa — and to want them to finish as high as possible

“It has been great to be loyal to one club for all these years and have that good rapport with the fans. To play at the very top level is even better. The games are coming thick and fast now but I am looking forward to each one of them.

“I feel fresh because the manager has rotated the squad well.”