Barcelona sign 16-year-old English striker Louie Barry from West Brom as they see off competition from PSG for talented prospect
- Barcelona tweeted picture of Louie Barry holding up the club shirt on Thursday
- Youngster turned down a professional deal with West Brom to sign for club
- PSG were interested in Barry but Catalan side won race for Englishman
Barcelona have signed the highly sought after 16-year-old striker Louie Barry.
The youngster turned down the offer of a professional contract with West Brom to continue his football education with the famous Spanish side.
PSG were also in the hunt for one of the most promising starlets in Europe but Barry chose Barcelona.
Louie Barry signed for Barcelona after rejecting a professional contract with West Brom
Barcelona tweeted: ‘Louie Barry joins Barca. The 16-year-old English striker comes from West Bromwich Albion and will play in the A Youth Team.
They also shared a picture of the 16-year-old holding up a Barcelona shirt and shaking hands with staff at the academy.
Barry was at West Brom from the age of six and was tipped to make the step up to their first team.
Barry shook hands with a member of the Barcelona staff after joining the club
But the quality of his performances for Albion and England have caught the attention of scouts from across Europe.
Last year he scored ten goals in five games for England U15s during a tournament in Italy.
Barcelona will pay the Baggies in the region of £235,000 in compensation.