Some Aston Villa fans on Twitter have been losing their minds over Louie Barry after the young striker netted a brace against Fulham in the U23s’ draw with the London club.
Barry has long-been touted as one of the brightest young stars in Villa’s academy, and it’s no surprise that he is seen as a top talent, after all, he was on Barcelona’s books for a short period of time.
Villa fans may be jumping the gun a bit here, but one supporter went as far as to compare him to his former Barca compatriot Lionel Messi.
If Barry is even half as good as Messi, Villa will have a player on their hands, but without going over the top, it’s fair to say that he’s a top talent.
Some supporters have been previously called for him to get a go in the first-team, with suggestions ranging from playing him in the cup to putting him on the bench, and after Keinan Davis picked up an injury this week, that doesn’t seem like too bad of an idea.
Of course, Barry is only 17 years old, so we shouldn’t put too much pressure on his young shoulders, but fans do seem to believe he is the next big thing at Villa Park.
Reckon Louie Barry might be better than Messi, you know. https://t.co/3r4kMO6WY9
— Tom (@TomFahy93) November 27, 2020
Get Louie Barry in the first team Deano.
— jack.avfc (@jackavfc1) November 27, 2020
Louie Barry is some player 👀
— Harvey (@harveyavfc) November 27, 2020
Give Barry a game in the FA cup
— Olly (@AVFCOlly_) November 27, 2020
Get him in first team squad!
— Foxy (@FoxyN77) November 27, 2020
Can’t wait to see this Barry in the first squad
— Danny Barker (@Dannybarker1981) November 27, 2020
Barry gotta be close to a pl squad call up ?
— dash (@dashvilla73) November 27, 2020
Get Louie in the squad Monday
— Peter Vahey (@VAHEY) November 27, 2020
So good that we got a player like this coming through. Looks like he’s going to be world class. It’s even better that wba ain’t got him 😏
— Michael foreman (@ForemanLegend86) November 27, 2020