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BARCELONA have won the race to sign 16-year-old English whizkid Louie Barry from West Brom after he snubbed PSG. The Baggies offered the youngster a professional deal but the highly sought after striker turned them – and the French champions – down to join the Catalan giants. PSG were keen on signing the youngster and offered him a mammoth £2.7million deal and the striker even had a medical in France.
But having toured the La Liga champions’ training ground, Barry opted for Barcelona where icons such as Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta honed their skills.
After confirming the move, the Nou Camp club tweeted to announce the news and congratulate the youngster.
The post read: “Louie Barry joins Barca.
“The 16-year-old English striker comes from West Bromwich Albion and will play in the A Youth Team.”
Barry joined West Brom at the age of six and had been expected to make it all the way to the first team.