The newspaper has claimed that the 15-year-old sensation is also attracting attention from the Bundesliga, but the Baggies are determined to keep hold of the forward and offer him a route into their first team.
Barry has been on fire for England’s Under-16s lately, scoring two goals in a 2-2 draw with Brazil’s Under-16s at St George’s Park in February.
The teenager, who turns 16 in June, also won the golden boot at the Val-de-Marne tournament in November, which was won by the Young Lions.
Just to have Barcelona interested in Barry shows how much potential the young forward has, and if the Spanish club does make an approach for the 15-year-old, then Albion might find themselves powerless. No one can blame Barry if he does head to Barcelona, or any of the top clubs in the Bundesliga if they are interested. However he definitely has a better chance of getting first team football at The Hawthorns in the next few years than he would at the Nou Camp. West Brom have developed a lot of good talent in the last few years. Sam Field, Rekeem Harper and Kyle Edwards have been regulars in the first team recently while Morgan Rogers and Rayhaan Tulloch are also on the fringes of the senior squad and making the odd appearance. Barry could easily find himself in that position next year if he keeps playing well at youth level for both the Baggies and England. However if he went abroad at this stage, as much as it would be a good experience for him, it might hold him back slightly.