Barry expects departures this summer
New Manchester City appointments Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain could lead a club overhaul this summer, according to England international Gareth Barry.
The City midfielder believes the club’s elite players will have to fight for survival this summer after the chief executive Soriano and football director Begiristain were appointed by the club.
Despite progressing to the semi-final stage of the FA Cup, Barry insists there will be a major clear-out after the club’s failure to progress in the Champions League.
The side also look set to miss out the on the Premier League, as neighbours Manchester United find themselves 12 points clear.
Barry has admitted much of the dressing room talk is on players who may be leaving in the summer as City look to further establish themselves as a top club, both domestically and on the European stage.
“Obviously they are the sort of conversations the lads have now and again,” Barry said, as reported by Goal.com.
“We’ve got the rest of this season and then one more year [on my contract] and there have been changes upstairs.”
Barry accepts the possibility that he may be on his way out of the club, along with Samir Nasri and Edin Dzeko, as his contract is due to expire at the end of next season.
The ex-Aston Villa captain added: “I’m very settled here but at the same time I’ve got a lot of respect for the people who have come in.
“They’re going to have a good long look at the way they want to go and the players they want to go with, so as individuals we need to work hard when we get the chance.”