Stuart admits the prospect of the experienced star lining up alongside starlet Ross Barkley is one which excites him.
"I thought Gareth Barry was outstanding," Stuart told talkSPORT.
"Having somebody with Barry's experience and ball retention skills, and then having the shining light that is Ross Barkley, who can dance past players, is fantastic.
"Every time Barkley gets the ball you can feel the excitement in the crowd."
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