Harvey Barnes – Games (40) – Goals (13)
In a season of underperformers, Harvey Barnes stands out as one that progressed his game whilst others went backward. For the first time in his career, he scored double figures in the Premier League and showed more consistency in front of goal. Barnes is an interesting player though as he does tend to drift out of games, but still pops up for a tidy inside-left finish.
These are the moments that prospective suitors will look towards when sizing up Barnes for a potential transfer over the summer. What counts against him is his work off the ball and how he protects the left back behind him. Victor Kristiansen got visibly annoyed with him during a game where Barnes needed to be more aggressive in the press. Barnes seems like a lovely guy on and off the pitch, but could probably do with a touch of the nasties to take his game to the next level. He can get even better as a tricky wide man and can definitely win more free kicks and cause full-backs more problems.
Perhaps he needs a new look, it’s curious that at 25 we’ve never seen him with any facial hair or a different haircut, now’s the time Barnes, a Garribaldi-style beard and a skinhead will take your game to the next level – that and a new club unfortunately.