Barry, Suarez and Sinclair facing uncertain future
By Ric Turner, Fri 09 August 2013 20:09
Players left behind in Manchester as squad fly to Helsinki
Gareth Barry, Denis Suarez and Scott Sinclair have not travelled to Finland for City's pre-season friendly against Arsenal on Saturday, raising doubts about their future with the club.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini has taken a 21 man squad, and when asked if the players left behind were on their way out of the club the Chilean said "We’ll see next week. Scott Sinclair is not here with the squad. Scott is in Manchester. Denis Suarez, Gareth Barry and Scott Sinclair are in Manchester."
Sinclair has been linked with a loan move to West Bromwich Albion, although the winger is thought to prefer a permanent deal. Suarez has been strongly linked with a return to his native Spain, with Barcelona expected to submit a bid in the coming days.
The future of Barry, however, is less clear. The midfielder was a regular started under ex-manager Robert Mancini, but only has a year left on his contract and admitted recently that no talks over a new deal were planned. Aston Villa and Arsenal have been linked with the player, but it is possible that he will choose to see out the remaining year on his contract and leave on a free transfer next summer.