Aston Villa fans are reacting on social media after the Villans announced the signing of a former West Bromwich Albion player on Thursday.
But after just six months with the Spanish giants, Barry is back on familiar ground thanks to his move to Villa Park.
As a non-English club, Barcelona paid minimal compensation for the player and are expected to have made a profit on his sale to Aston Villa.
That will only add to the West Brom fans' frustration - of which there will be plenty according to some of their Villans equivalents...
WBA won’t be happy about this... but we are— Lord Lee Burstow (@Burstowl) January 23, 2020
Always shit on the Tesco carrier bags— boulangerie (@ahhwhatishappen) January 23, 2020
Unlucky baggies— Lee Harrison (@lee_harrison) January 23, 2020
Every little helps...— Connor (@Con1996_Smith) January 23, 2020
Big shout out to everyone at #wba for paying for his development , we’ll take over now— sauly (@mattsauly) January 23, 2020
Barry reunites with Mark Harrison, his former West Brom academy boss, at Aston Villa.
Speaking after his appointment last summer, Harrison told the official Aston Villa Youtube channel: "The medium-term [goal] is to make sure we're competitive so we can recruit players [for] Aston Villa, an academy that is well respected throughout the country.
"So if we approach a player somewhere in the country, we're competing with the so-called bigger academies, the Chelseas, the Manchester Citys, the Arsenals, the Liverpools and, equally, locally. We've got to make sure that locally Aston Villa are the club that everybody wants to come to."
And it was in fact the example of Barry that Harrison gave to illustrate his point.
"A player (Barry) left West Bromwich Albion to go to Barcelona," he added. "He lives in Sutton Coldfield, he's a Villa fan, his dad's a Villa fan, that just can't happen in the future."
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