Published: Sun, July 14, 2019
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Barcelona Sign Louie Barry From West Brom

Barcelona Sign Louie Barry From West Brom

Barcelona have signed teenage West Brom striker Louie Barry, the LaLiga giants have announced.

The England wonderkid was offered a three-year contract at the Baggies, but turned down the deal in favour of a move elsewhere.

Louie Barry, 16, is an English striker who has been on the radar of most European sides for a couple of years now.

The La Liga champions say he will play for their Under-19 squad next season.

Indeed, it is even reported by Reuters that he had a medical with the Ligue 1 champions before making a u-turn on his decision and moving to La Masia, Barca's academy.

Barcelona were joined in their interest in the 16-year-old by PSG and RB Leipzig, but confirmed his signing following his departure from The Hawthorns. He has penned a three-year deal with La Blaugrana after starring for the Republic of Ireland Under-16s, for whom he netted a brace last September against Bulgaria.

"Louie Barry is an global with the English Under-16 team, for whom he has played nine games and scored seven goals", read the official statement released by Barcelona.

He's one of a number of England youth internationals to complete big moves this week.

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