The 16-year-old from Birmingham has joined the Blaugrana’s famed academy on a three-year deal

Barcelona have signed England youth worldwide Louie Barry regardless of curiosity from plenty of high European sides. 

Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have been rumoured to be eyeing the West Brom ahead, together with a number of Premier League golf equipment.

However it’s Barca who’ve secured the 16-year-old, who will now be a part of the Juvenil A facet having signed a three-year contract.

Barry has spent 10 years at West Brom, and made his debut for the Championship membership’s Beneath-23 staff final season.

Previously a Republic of Eire youth worldwide, Barry switched allegiance to England in 2019, making his debut towards Brazil in February, happening to attain seven targets in 9 appearances.

Barry follows Frenkie de Jong to Camp Nou after the Netherlands worldwide was unveiled in Catalunya following his January switch from Ajax. 

And De Jong thinks he can transition seamlessly from the Eredivisie to La Liga. 

“I used to be proud to affix Ajax. I had a good time there and the tactical work is high degree. The philosophy is similar to at Barca, evidently due to Cruyff,” the 22-year-old advised Barca’s official web site.

“It means quite a bit to me {that a} membership as large as Barca has achieved all it has achieved to signal me. It makes me really feel very proud.

“It was all the time the membership the place I wished to play and now it’s taking place. Barca have all the time tried to play engaging soccer and to win loads of titles enjoying with one of the best gamers of all time. It has all the time been my dream to come back right here.”

De Jong’s worldwide supervisor Ronald Koeman performed for Barca between 1989 and 1995, and De Jong has revealed he spoke to the previous Everton boss earlier than he accomplished his transfer. 

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“He was very enthusiastic after I advised him I used to be going to signal for Barca. He advised me I ought to focus on soccer as a result of all eyes can be on me. Individuals will need quite a bit from me.”

The midfielder might line up for the Catalan facet after they tackle Chelsea in a pre-season pleasant on July 23.

Barca will even face Napoli and Arsenal in warm-up video games forward of the 2019-20 marketing campaign.