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Carew can understand Liverpool, Spurs target Barry wanting Villa move

John Carew can understand Gareth Barry wanting to move on from Aston Villa.

Tottenham, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool have all been linked with the England international.

Norway striker Carew told the Birmingham Mail: "I couldn't blame him if he went.

"He's been here for a long time and he's been loyal.

"He's a fantastic person and a fantastic football player and I really admire and respect him.

"I will always understand his choice. If he chooses to stay it will be really good for the team and I will be happy with that.

"If he chooses to leave I think everybody should respect that and wish him good luck because he's been a great player for the club."

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