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Barcelona Beat PSG To Sign 16-year-old Striker, Louie Barry

FC Barcelona have beaten Paris St-Germain (PSG) to the signing of one of England’s brightest talents in 16-year-old striker from Championship side West Bromwich Albion, Reuters reports.

British media had reported that Barry had undergone a medical with French Ligue 1 champions PSG before FC Barcelona stepped in at the last minute,

The Spanish champions convinced him to join the ranks at La Masia, the club’s famed academy.

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Barry, who turned 16 last month, signed a three-year deal with FC Barcelona until 2022 and will play for their Under-19 team while West Brom will receive 235,000 pounds as compensation.

“(Barry) is an international with the English Under-16 team, for whom he has played nine games and scored seven goals.

“Next season he will be part of Barca’s Under-19 squad,” Barcelona said in a statement on Thursday.

Barry joins the growing number of English youngsters who have moved to foreign clubs, such as Borussia Dortmund’s 19-year-old winger Jadon Sancho.

Sancho came of age last season with 13 goals and 19 assists in all competitions.

 

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