13 Jul Barcelona transfer information: La Liga side signal England and West Brom youngster Louie Barry
The 16-year old from Birmingham has united the Blaugrana’s famed academy on a three-year deal
Barcelona have signed England youth international Louie Barry despite interest from a variety of leading European sides.
Ligue 1 winners Paris Saint-Germain were rumoured to be eyeing the West Brom ahead, together with many Premier League clubs.
But it’s Barca who’ve procured the 16-year old, who is now a part of this Juvenil A side with signed a contract.
Barry has invested 10 years in West Brom, also made his debut for the Championship club’s Beneath -23 team final year.
Previously a Republic of Ireland youth international, Barry switched allegiance to England in 2019, which makes his debut against Brazil in February, moving on to score seven goals in eight appearances.
Barry follows Frenkie de Jong into Camp Nou following the Netherlands global was introduced in Catalunya after his January transfer from Ajax.
And De Jong believes he can transition seamlessly in the Eredivisie into La Liga.
“I was pleased to join Ajax. I had a terrific time and the strategic work is best level. The doctrine is quite like in Barca, apparently due to Cruyff,” that the 22-year old informed Barca’s official site.
“It means a great deal to me that a team as large as Barca has completed all it’s done to signal me. It makes me feel quite proud.
“It was always the club at which I wished to play with and it’s happening. Barca have constantly attempted to play with appealing football and also to acquire a whole lot of names playing the top players of all time. It has always been my dream to come here.”
De Jong’s global manager Ronald Koeman played Barca involving 1989 and 1995, and De Jong has disclosed he talked into the former Everton boss before he finished his movement.
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“He was really enthusiastic when I informed him I was planning to signal for Barca. He said I must focus on football since all eyes will soon be on me. Folks might need a lot .”
The midfielder could lineup for the side when they accept on Chelsea at a pre-season friendly on July 23.
Barca will even face Napoli and Arsenal from warm-up games before this 2019-20 campaign.