West Bromwich Albion wanted to retain Louie Barry this summer and offered the youngster a new contract.
The 16-year-old year turned down the opportunity to commit his future to the Baggies and on July 8th, we carried a report from Sport, who explained Barcelona are expected to complete his signing this week.
It was also claimed Paris Saint-Germain are interested in the teenager and he’d travelled to Paris for a medical. However, the La Liga winners convinced him to snub PSG and join them.
A ‘Top Secret’ report from Mundo Deportivo claims the England U16 star will be a new Barcelona Juvenil A player and will sign a three-year deal with them.
A ‘dizzying figure’ offered by the French giants.
However, Barry and his mother decided to reject the offer from PSG in order to join the Spanish champions as both wanted to bet on Barcelona.
West Brom are not in a position to offer €3m to Barry’s father like PSG did nor tempt him with a project where he can continue his development like the one he will have to Barcelona.
These claims feel heavy on the gossip, and designed by the Catalan newspaper for a Barcelona supporting audience.