West Bromwich Albion youngster Louie Barry has left the Midlands to join La Masia, the famous academy of Spanish giants Barcelona.
The 16-year-old was offered a new contract at the Hawthorns but rejected the Baggies' offer in favour of a switch to Catalonia. 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 se incorpora al Barça. El delantero inglés, de 16 años, llega procedente del West Bromwich Albion y jugará en el Juvenil A.— FC Barcelona - Masia (@FCBmasia) July 11, 2019
Welcome to Barça Louie!#FCBMasia #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/cF0He0ar6n
Though Barry is yet to make a first-team appearance for West Brom, his signature was being chased by a number of elite clubs across the continent, who were impressed by his stellar form on the international stage.