Aston Villa are in talks with Barcelona over a deal for talented youngster Louie Barry, according to the Daily Mail.
The 16-year-old moved to the Nou Camp during the summer. Some personnel changes at the club have seen him grow unsettled, however.
Barca still owe West Brom £130,000 from the original sale, but the youngster could now be on his way back to England.
The striker is an England youth international. He turned down PSG before signing for the Catalan giants.
He has played three times in the UEFA Youth League for Barcelona; netting in a 3-2 defeat against Slavia Prague.
Barry becomes the first English player live at the club’s famous La Masia academy and actually netted a goal on his debut for the under-19s.
The teenager would be a decent addition to the Villa youth ranks and it would be interesting to see what the future holds for the talisman.
Following this news, Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to debate the potential signing.
Many naturally view it as one for the future and have taken the news with a pinch of salt.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Villa faithful regarding the news that Louie Barry is set to sign for £3 million (Daily Mail).
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— Tom Hunter (@TomHunterAVFC) January 7, 2020
Quick feet great awareness looks like a young Jack Grealish did.https://t.co/ZNRljaYdSo
— Jesse Pinkman (@djen745911) January 7, 2020
Bring him home.
— Warren D (@wozwebs) January 7, 2020
Good. As much as we need players for the first team, the club must also work towards the future.
— Chris Perry (@ChrisPerry74) January 7, 2020
Nice. The last teenage Barry we signed did OK.
— Will Monk (@keese09) January 7, 2020
We’re staying up
— Josh ?? (@josh__avfc) January 7, 2020
— I’m Hard 4 Aston Villa (@Hard4AstonVilla) January 7, 2020
The kid is fire, so talented and a very good investment in my view. UTV ??
— The Vile Villan (@TheVileVillan) January 7, 2020
Oh ello cheeky, well is he ready for now or development squad is the question…..?
— OgeeDj?? (@ogee1968) January 7, 2020
Snap him up but bloody keep him this time and coach him properly (traore)
— Roger (@BarlowInBrazil) January 7, 2020