Louie Barry

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Louie Barry
Personal information
Date of birth (2003-06-21) 21 June 2003 (age 16)[1]
Place of birth Sutton Coldfield, England
Playing position Striker, winger
Club information
Current team
Aston Villa
Youth career
Years Team
2009–2019 West Bromwich Albion
2019–2020 Barcelona
2020– Aston Villa
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 England U15 2 (1)
2018–2019 England U16 10 (7)
2019– England U17 7 (4)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:04, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

Louie Barry (born 21 June 2003) is an English professional footballer who plays for Aston Villa, as a striker and winger.

Early and personal life[edit]

Barry was born in Sutton Coldfield,[2] and holds dual English-Northern Irish nationality.[1]

Club career[edit]

Barcelona[edit]

After spending ten years with West Bromwich Albion, he signed a three-year contract with Spanish club Barcelona in July 2019.[1][3] He had previously been close to signing for French club Paris Saint-Germain.[4]

In September 2019 it was announced that West Bromwich Albion were going to report Barcelona to FIFA over the transfer, claiming that they had not received the compensation they were due.[5] Barcelona contested this, however, stating that they did not believe that his scholarship for West Brom had any international standing, and that they would wait for the verdict from FIFA. [6]

Aston Villa[edit]

In January 2020 he held talks with Aston Villa,[7] signing for them later that month for a fee of £880,000.[8]

He made his debut for Aston Villa's U23 team on 23rd January 2020, shortly before he was officially unveiled by the midlands club. He came on to score the equaliser in a 2-1 win over Cardiff City.[9]

International career[edit]

Barry has represented England at under-15, under-16 and under-17 youth levels.[2][1][4] He is also eligible to represent Northern Ireland.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Louie Barry signs for Barça". www.fcbarcelona.com.
  2. ^ a b "Who is Louie Barry? Barcelona's 16-year-old 'pearl' from West Brom | Goal.com". www.goal.com.
  3. ^ "Barcelona: Louie Barry signs from West Brom". 11 July 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  4. ^ a b "Barcelona sign England Under-16 striker Louie Barry from West Brom". 11 July 2019 – via www.theguardian.com.
  5. ^ Masi, Joseph. "West Brom to report Barcelona to FIFA over Louie Barry move". www.expressandstar.com.
  6. ^ "Barcelona explain why they have not yet paid WBA for Louie Barry". sport. 4 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Louie Barry: Barcelona youngster in talks with Aston Villa". 7 January 2020 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  8. ^ Louie Barry: Aston Villa sign Barcelona youngster - BBC Sport
  9. ^ Rushton, James (23 January 2020). "How Louie Barry is already impressing Aston Villa and Dean Smith". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 31 January 2020.