English club working with FIFA as Barcelona fail to pay for transfer after 13 months

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According to the Express and Star, West Bromwich Albion are still yet to receive any money from Barcelona for the transfer of academy starlet Louie Barry.

The highly-rated striker joined Barcelona last summer after rejecting a three-year contract from the Baggies, with the Catalan outfit supposed to pay a compensation fee of £235,000 for Barry.

Barry was making waves within Albion and England’s youth setup at the time, with this particular deal highlighting just how harsh it is on some sides when the biggest clubs in the world snatch their talents.

The England Under-17s forward was only at Barcelona for less than six months, joining Aston Villa for a reported fee of €1m (£880,000) in January.

The Express and Star report that the Baggies are working with FIFA in order to receive the money they are owed from Barcelona.

It is absolutely shocking to find that the Blaugrana have been able to profit off a player after not even paying for the talent’s signing in the first place, the relevant bodies need to have a serious look at this…

Barry has scored three goals in six games for Villa’s Under-23s to date.

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  1. It is a disgrace that Barcelona can try to get away with this. It should not happen in football and they should be made to pay Albion the agreed fee plus a very high rate of interest should be added too. All future transfers that Barcelona would like to make should be blocked until this matter is settled to Albion’s satisfaction. Where is the fairness in all this?

  2. Total disgrace. Just shows how powerful these big clubs are. Personally I feel has the first transaction has not been completed, any payment due to West Bromwich Albion should have been taken when any money changed hands between them and Aston Villa with interest. If not done so they should be band from further transfers like you say until all sides are happy.

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