If Manchester United really do want to sign Leicester City star Harvey Barnes, the Foxes should consider selling for these reasons.
Leicester City’s Harvey Barnes has much potential: he’s direct – as you always hear – can score from a plethora of angles and distances, assists as well as executes key passes more than people realise, has a few skills to bypass an opponent, is already an England international etcetera, etcetera.
But Barnes is not the finished article. At all. Statistically his numbers are also down this season, on average. While his technique is being refined, he seems to have regressed in other areas: end product, strength and confidence are minimal in many games.
I can’t envisage Barnes ever captivating like or providing anything reminiscent to Riyad Mahrez – which is what the King Power club requires.
During recent transfer windows, there was speculation that champions Liverpool were interested in acquiring the current Leicester winger. Though nothing tangible ever emerged more than hearsay, from what I have been able to discover.
Yet, around the period we’re discussing, the Reds’ official website actually carried a gossip story originating from Daily Mirror suggesting Jurgen Klopp was a keen admirer of Barnes’ progress under the tutelage of Brendan Rodgers.
A fair price for Leicester City
According to Transfer Markt, the Burnley-born Fox is valued at around £20 million. If Leicester can double that, it’s a fair offer worth accepting to reinvest. I don’t want to see him go – Foxes of Leicester advocate what’s best for the club, in our opinion.
Leicester City are back in England to play Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, after a poor all-round trip to Ukraine. OK, taking some youngsters away in the Europa League was a forward-thinking move, but apart from that, barely anything positive transpired, whatsoever.