Birmingham news Louie Barry sends message to Tyreik Wright after Villa loan confirmed MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Republic of Ireland under-19 international Tyreik Wright has joined Walsall on loan from Aston Villa and teammate Louie Barry responded to the winger's move on social media
Breaking News ! Louie Barry says he will 'miss' Aston Villa academy teammate Tyreik Wright after the winger joined Walsall on loan. Wright, 19, will spend the rest of the season with the League Two side after agreeing a temporary move to the Banks's Stadium. The Republic of Ireland under-19 international - who has been at Villa since 2018 after being signed from Lakewood in Cork - has two goals and three assists for the under-23s this season and also appeared in the EFL trophy clashes against Sunderland, Fleetwood and Carlisle. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now The teenager was missing from last week's FA Cup heroics against Liverpool as it's believed he was one of the few players who had been training with Villa's first-team in the build-up to that cup game. "I’m absolutely delighted to be here," he told Walsall's website. "I just want to thank the gaffer and Walsall for giving me the opportunity to come here on loan. I have been waiting a long time for this opportunity and I just can’t wait to get started. "It means a lot to me (to be allowed out on loan) to be fair. I want to go out there and showcase my ability and show everyone what I have got. Read More Related Articles Aston Villa learn 'dramatic' Odsonne Edouard transfer update after agent decision Read More Related Articles Arsenal told to sign player who has 'been told he can leave' instead of Aston Villa star "Like I say, I have been waiting for this opportunity for a long time.
. "I’ll take my experiences of playing in the EFL Trophy this season because I haven’t played men’s football before but those games are a massive help and they can really help with your career development and I have enjoyed playing in those games.” Barry, who scored a memorable debut goal against Liverpool on Friday, has played with Wright for Mark Delaney's under-23s this term. The 17-year-old striker said on Twitter: "Gonna miss my right winger for the season but I know his [sic] going to smash it. Good luck brother". Saddlers boss Darrell Clarke added: "Tyreik is going to give us great options out wide. He’s got great ability with the ball at his feet and he has the potential to be a real threat in the final third. "He’s been showing his match winning qualities in the under 23s at Villa and for his country at youth level so we are really looking forward to working with him. "We’ve got a great relationship with Aston Villa and we’re very grateful to them for letting us have one of their exciting youngsters."
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