Leicester City player reportedly attracting interest of Real Madrid

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The Real Madrid club crest (Photo by Visionhaus)
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Another club is after the signature of a rising Leicester City star. Apparently Real Madrid have joined Manchester United in monitoring Harvey Barnes.

I’ve got a good one for ya: Real Madrid are interested in Leicester City’s Harvey Barnes! – Hahaha. No, really. That’s according to Spanish media organisation Don Balon.

This comes a few days after the slightly more believable rumour that Manchester United are considering targeting the winger as a comparatively cheaper – and presumably, in their minds, hassle-free – option to Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.

Making the link to United more feasible is the fact that none of the Red Devil wingmen are firing on all cylinders. Marcus Rashford is generally their go-to-guy on the left side. However, statistically even he is struggling.

Although wingers are not destined to remain on one side, therefore Barnes could be replacing probable leaver Daniel James. While Anthony Martial and the interchangeable Mason Greenwood are also underperforming overall or kind of out-of-favour.

Real Madrid targeting Leicester City’s Harvey Barnes, apparently

Considering the fact that Barnes lost his place in the starting eleven of late, due to his many weaknesses – minimal strength on the ball, missing relatively easy chances on goal, assisting less – it feels completely outlandish that los Blancos would be remotely interested in acquiring the Burnley-born man.

Nevertheless, just to contradict myself, I’ve said for around a year or slightly less that Barnes has the potential to be one of the best Premier League widemen around with refinement – by default that makes him fodder for any global superclub.

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AEK Athens are the upcoming visitors to King Power Stadium on Thursday for a Europa League contest. Whereas Leicester’s qualification to the knockout rounds is already assured, the Foxes must win against the Greek outfit in order to finish top of Group G. This is to avoid a relegated Champions League side as the next opponents.