Journalist Gregg Evans has claimed that Louie Barry will come back to Aston Villa this January after his current loan spell.
In the past transfer window, the talented teen was snapped up on a one-year loan deal by Ipswich Town. Unfortunately for Barry, to this point, he has not endured the greatest of times while playing in League One.
Indeed, the 18-year-old has yet to score and has struggled to even get much game time at all in recent weeks, with no league appearances since the club’s third game of the season.
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Taking all that into account, Evans claimed that the club will likely end the loan early when the January transfer market opens.
When talking on the 1874 podcast, he asserted: “Louie Barry will be coming back, I’m almost sure of that, just because he can’t even get into the squad at Ipswich.”
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Barry would have likely arrived at Ipswich with high expectations. Having spent some time at Barcelona – as well as scoring a goal against Liverpool in the FA Cup as a 17-year-old – his reputation may well have preceded him.
Sadly, things have not gone to plan for the youngster. But, with new manager Steven Gerrard at the helm, things could soon look brighter for Barry in the near future.
Gerrard may well decide to call the teen back to Aston Villa in January. If this is the case, the starlet could either try and fight for a spot in the senior side – challenging fellow young striker Cameron Archer – or he could try and have another loan spell somewhere else.
Whatever happens, judging from Evans’ comments, it doesn’t really look as if Barry will be at Ipswich much longer.
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