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Report: Barcelona want 15-year-old West Brom striker Louie Barry

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Report: Barcelona want 15-year-old West Brom striker Louie Barry

According to the Birmingham Mail, Barcelona are keeping a close eye on the progress of West Bromwich Albion wonder-kid Louie Barry.

The 15-year-old forward has been in prolific form for the Baggies’ youth side and the England under-16s recently. Barry’s fine displays have caught the attention of the La Liga giants, who may be preparing to take a punt on the free-scoring sensation.

Last season, Barry notched four strikes and three assists in the under-18s Premier League. He has also bagged six goals in nine England under-16 caps.

 

The teenager is certainly attracting plenty of admirers, and could be offered a life-changing opportunity if Barcelona opt to firm up their apparent interest.

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TBR’s view

Barry obviously has plenty of talent. However, at this stage of his career it is vital that he doesn’t get too carried away. At just 15, he still has a huge amount of work ahead of him if he is to make good on his obvious potential. 

A switch to the Camp Nou now could invite unnecessary pressure and attention. However, the chance to join such a well-respected and admired academy may be too good for Barry to refuse.

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