West Bromwich Albion have been served a major blow, with Leicester City opting to recall Harvey Barnes following a successful loan spell at the Hawthorns.
Barnes has been key to West Brom’s good form so far this season, with the 21-year-old scoring nine goals and registering six assists, impressing in the various attacking roles Darren Moore opted to use him.
Today, the club have confirmed that Leicester have recalled Barnes, with the youngster looking set to finish the season as a top-flight player.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) January 11, 2019
The decision comes on the eve of a huge clash against Norwich City, with Albion looking to maintain the pace in the race for automatic promotion this season.
As expected, the bulk of West Brom’s supporters were gutted to see Barnes depart, with many voicing their frustration. Some, on the other hand, were quick to thank the 21-year-old for all he did for the club.
Here’s a look at some reaction…
So in other words Harvey Barnes will now sit on the bench for Leicester
— Si Hipkiss (@SiHipkiss) January 11, 2019
Thank You Harvey for making our match days special with you fantastic energy and goals. Good luck pal you will be missed but you will succeed too ????
— Carl Burkitt (@baggyboy1878) January 11, 2019
Best of luck Barnes hope to see u in Albion shirt again now Moore we need a new cam
— Electric Mudkip (@ElectricMudz) January 11, 2019
Time for one of our own young guns to step up now.
— neil (@vespaned) January 11, 2019
It's been an utter joy to watch you play. I wish you all the best.
— Safiya Outlines (@SafiyaOutlines) January 11, 2019
Terrible decision by Puel, not gonna get game time at Leicester
— Jack Wharton (@Jack_Wharton02) January 11, 2019
Can the money we’ve saved from his wages go towards a statue?
— Guy Owen (@MrGuyOwen) January 11, 2019