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    Martinez: Barry can play for another 8 years

    Roberto Martinez has compared Gareth Barry to Ryan Giggs and has said that the role that he plays could mean he could play aslong as Giggsy

    “Gareth could be a very significant player for Everton for years to come,” Martínez said. “When you see a player perform the way Gareth did on his home debut, straight away you see a perfect fit. And in football the best decisions are the ones that are natural. His deal is a loan to the end of the season.

    Obviously it would be great if we can work with Gareth and he can become a really significant player and part of the history of Everton.”

    “I think Gareth can play up to his 40s. The longer he plays and the older he gets he will be able to influence the team in a different way like Ryan Giggs has done at Manchester United.”

     

    Do you think Barry could play until he’s 40? Have your say at www.theevertonforum.com

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