West Brom youngster Louie Barry has been linked with a move away to French outfit Paris Saint-Germain, Spanish champions Barcelona and German giants Bayern Munich in recent months.

The 16-year-old is one of the most watched youngsters in Europe and is tipped for the very top.

However, despite plenty of interest across Europe, West Brom’s technical director Luke Dowling is confident the Baggies will keep hold of the future star.

In a recent interview, cited by Express and Star, Dowling admitted he is hopeful Barry will put pen to paper over a three-year deal.

Louie is one of our young players that has got a three-year contract offered to him that we’re confident he’s going to sign.

The message we’re getting back is he will sign. He’s a local boy.

The Albion have offered Barry a three-year deal, the first year being a scholarship and the two remaining years on professional terms.

If Barry decided to make the move abroad, West Brom would receive a compensation fee of just £235,000.

However, following Dowling’s recent comments, the Baggies may well keep hold of the future star and could be a regular at the Hawthorns in years to come


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