Aston Villa have a plan in place for Louie Barry in January, if he does not see more game time at Ipswich Town, as reported by Birmingham Live.
The report states that Villa are monitoring Barry’s situation with The Tractor Boys, and subsequently, his time in Suffolk could be cut short.
The 18-year-old, who is one of Villa’s brightest prospects at present, has played just 68 minutes of League One football this term, within an Ipswich side who have seen major changes since the summer.
The report also states that Villa have been in conversation with a club in League Two, and could look to send the young striker to the fourth-tier instead.
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It remains to be seen which League Two club is looking to strike a deal for the highly-rated forward, with Villa possessing the option to recall Barry in January.
It will be no surprise to see Barry recalled in January and there is certainly a reason to do so. The young forward is one of the most exciting talents in the country, and in order to progress further, Villa sent him to Ipswich for game time.
However, there is also reasoning as to why he has not seen too much game time thus far. Not only do Ipswich possess strong attacking options who could perhaps be plying their trade in the higher division, but The Tractor Boys have also struggled during this campaign, meaning that they have needed the experience to guide them through the early exchanges.
A move to a League Two club where game time is almost guaranteed will be excellent for Barry and for Aston Villa.