West Ham United is emerging as the leading contender in the race to secure the signature of Leicester City’s talented winger, Harvey Barnes, during the upcoming summer transfer window.
Following Leicester City’s relegation to the Championship, Barnes has become available for a significant transfer fee, attracting interest from several clubs. However, according to The Telegraph, West Ham has positioned themselves at the forefront of the pursuit for the 24-year-old.
Having recently clinched the Europa Conference League title, West Ham’s qualification for the Europa League next season provides an added allure for Barnes. The prospect of competing in European competition is likely to appeal to the winger as he considers his future options.
Despite Leicester City’s disappointing relegation, Barnes had an impressive individual campaign, scoring 13 goals in 34 league appearances. His consistent performances showcased his attacking prowess and attracted attention from clubs across the Premier League.
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In addition to West Ham, Aston Villa is also said to be interested in securing Barnes’ services. However, it appears that West Ham holds the advantage in the race for his signature.
Both West Ham manager David Moyes and Aston Villa’s Unai Emery have expressed their admiration for Barnes’ talent. His ability to contribute goals and create chances from wide positions has caught the attention of these two managers, who recognize the impact he could make at their respective clubs.
As negotiations and discussions progress, football enthusiasts will eagerly await updates on the future destination of Harvey Barnes. With West Ham leading the pack, it remains to be seen whether they can successfully secure the signing of the Leicester City star and add his attacking flair to their squad for the upcoming season.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.