Date: 7th January 2020 at 8:30pm
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When Aston Villa drafted in former West Bromwich Albion Academy Manager, Mark Harrison, it led to plenty of inevitable speculation that we would look to raid their youth setup as we rebuilt ours for the future, but I imagine few saw us being linked with a move for Louie Barry.

The 16-year-old ditched them a few months back for Barcelona and it seems that things have gone a little bit pearshaped for the teenager, with a payment dispute between both clubs (now with FIFA) and the fact the England youth international hasn’t settled properly out in Spain.

The suggestion is he wants to return home and Barcelona are happy to cut their losses for around the Β£1.5million mark and that’s some profit already for them given the youth structure in place in England.

The Daily Mail report states we are in prime position for his capture now and given how highly rated he was at The Hawthorns, as shown by Barca’s interest to begin with, that would be quite a statement by us when it came to reestablishing our Academy.

Granted it’s not particular the type of signing fans had their eye on this month given our first team situation, but with an eye to the future, his capture would put us back on the map at that level.

Get Him In?

100% Yes, Would Be Class

100% Yes, Would Be Class

Harrison Knows Him Best, Why Not As A Gamble

Harrison Knows Him Best, Why Not As A Gamble

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