Louie Barry: Aston Villa set to sign Barcelona's 16-year-old striker
West Brom take legal advice over unpaid tribunal fee for Barry from Barcelona
Last Updated: 07/01/20 10:28pm
Louie Barry, one of England's top young goalscoring talents, looks set to leave Barcelona after just six months at the Nou Camp – to join Aston Villa.
The 16-year old turned down lucrative offers from a host of Europe's top clubs - including a £2m deal with Paris Saint-Germain - to move to Barcelona from West Brom in July, becoming the first English player to stay at Barca's La Masia academy.
However, his game time has been limited for Barcelona's youth teams, and the striker is understood to be close to agreeing a deal to return to the UK with Albion's Midlands rivals, Aston Villa.
Barry scored 10 goals in five games for England U15s at a tournament in Italy in 2018, before winning the Golden Boot at the Vale-de-Marne tournament later that year.
West Brom take legal advice over tribunal fee
West Bromwich Albion are taking legal advice in their on-going battle with Barcelona over the signing of Barry, after it emerged the Midlands club have yet to be paid any of the £130,000 fee set by an independent tribunal.
It is not yet clear what fee Villa are now paying Barcelona for the 16-year-old.
As part of the move that initially took Barry to Spain, West Brom were due the standard fee of £130,000, set by FIFA for any player who moves internationally under the age of 18.
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