The second Aston Villa were linked with having an interest in signing Barcelona youngster Louie Barry, given his previous West Bromwich Albion ties, it was always going to be an interesting story to follow.
The original speculation mentioned a £1.5million fee which was instant profit for Barca given they only picked him up over the summer, and by reports, they still haven’t paid West Brom the £235,000 odd thousand they owe in compensation.
West Brom are taking legal advice and could sue rivals Aston Villa over their imminent £3million signing of England U17 striker Louie Barry. [mirror] #avfc
— astonforza (@astonforza) January 9, 2020
That was always going to be the crux of media fallout and the press certainly haven’t disappointed, with the Mirror rather bizarrely reporting that West Brom are now investigating whether they can sue us over the deal, if we bring him on board.
Now that’s a bizarre claim for a variety of reasons – not least because we have nothing to do with his original switch and their issue lies squarely with the Nou Camp outfit – and I’m pretty sure the Boardroom at The Hawthorns are well aware of that, but hey ho, it makes for a good story doesn’t it.
How could they sue villa 😂😂😂😂 it would only be Barcelona.
— Wayne Turner (@turner295) January 9, 2020
Evidently too scared to sue Barça, the actual culprits
— ~ (@sam_avfc1) January 9, 2020
what have we supposed to have done wrong? Didn't think it was illegal to buy a footballer…surely it's Barca in the wrong?
— Wayne Homer (@VillaWayne) January 9, 2020
FFS offer them some Marks and Spencer vouchers and tell them to stop crying.
— Mark Middleton (@sparkym5) January 10, 2020
Proper ‘tin pot club’ stuff this! 🤣😂
— •🅓🅔🅐🅝🅞• 🦁 (@Kilmartin32) January 9, 2020
Nothing to do with villa ffs
— David o mahony (@Davidomahony18) January 9, 2020
😂😂😂 to sue a team because villa are signing a Player who used to play for West Brom
— OsamaNajib20AVFC (@ONajib18) January 10, 2020
— 🦁 DBray (@douglas_bray) January 9, 2020
By all accounts, the initial fee was paid. Depending on the terms of the agreement, #wba may be owed compensation, or not, from Barca as they were the parties of the original contract of sale. #avfc done nothing wrong in signing the player if he is available to sign. #utv
— Rich 🦁 (@Bisqwit) January 9, 2020