Louie Barry declines PSG for Barcelona, but WBA 'fuming'
The young English striker has chosen to make the move to Camp Nou ahead of other offers, but his club is unhappy with Barça's announcement.
As we reported earlier in the week, Barcelona have won the battle to sign up young English prospect, Louie Barry. The West Bromich Albion forward turned down a host of suitors including París Saint Germain to make the move to the Catalan club..
WBA 'fuming' about Barça move
Barcelona have fended off reported interest from other European heavyweights to sign England youth international Louie Barry, with the Ligue 1 champions rumoured to be eyeing the 16-year old, along with several Premier League clubs.
🔵🔴📝 Louie Barry has joined FC Barcelona. 🇬🇧 The 16-year-old English striker, signed from West Bromwich Albion, will play for the Under-19s A team.— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) 11 July 2019
👍 Welcome to Barça, Louie!#FCBMasia #ForçaBarça🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/DcrpqFXw3d
But it is Barça who have secured his signing and on Thursday made the announcement of the player who will now be part of the Juvenil A side having signed a three-year contract. Barry has spent 10 years at West Brom, and made his debut for the Championship club's Under-23 team last season.
#wba bosses fuming with #barcelona for announcing signing of 16-yr-old star Louie Barry, I’ve been told. English FA and Albion haven’t completed paperwork yet, and Barry won’t be allowed to play in Spain until that’s done. £235k compensation they feel is paltry.— Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) 11 July 2019
Following the confirmation from the LaLiga champions, however, Rob Dorsett from Sky Sports News, tweeted that the English club were 'fuming' at what they saw as a premature announcement. Apparently the paperwork has not yet been completed, and that could hold any move up, with more compensation desired.
FC Barcelona have recently been making headlines for how they have dealt with the transfer of Antoine Griezmann from Atlético Madrid, with the capital club's president stating that 'there would be consequences'.
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