Barry Thanks 'Brilliant' Everton Fans

Gareth Barry has completed his move from Everton to West Bromwich Albion after a stellar four years at Goodison Park.

The midfielder made 154 appearances and scored five goals for the Blues, having arrived from Manchester City on loan in 2013.

He established himself instantly as an essential component in a side that amassed a Club-best 72 points in the Premier League to finish fifth in the 2013-14 season.

Barry penned a permanent deal in the summer of 2014.

A former England international, the 36-year-old appeared in 33 Premier League games in each of the past three seasons for the Toffees.

Described by Everton manager Ronald Koeman as a “great professional”, Barry is only four Premier League appearances adrift of Manchester United great Ryan Giggs’s record 632 outings in the competition.

Last night, Barry told evertonfc.com: "I've had four great years at Everton. The fans have been brilliant with me from the day I signed until the day I left. I'm proud that the Club will always be a big part of my career.

"There are too many people to thank but I'd like to mention a few of them - the Chairman, Bill Kenwright, Roberto Martinez who brought me to Goodison, Ronald Koeman whom I've enjoyed working with, the staff at the Club and some great teammates. And of course the fans.

"Look forward to seeing you all again."

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