West Brom winger Harvey Barnes is to have his loan spell with the club terminated with Leicester City opting to recall the in-form 21-year-old.
John Percy revealed the news that West Brom fans had been dreading, and it throws West Brom’s promotion chances into doubt.
Barnes’ influence on the Baggies team was clear to see, with nine goals and three assists to his name already this season.
But his departure is certainly good news for West Brom’s promotion rivals, with Leeds being one of the clubs that will be delighted by this latest news.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are currently sat top of the Championship table, and they were thrashed by the Baggies earlier in the season, with Barnes playing his part in the 4-1 win.
Leeds had been previously linked to Barnes before he joined West Brom, and his departure from Darren Moore’s side was met with interesting responses.
See the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
Barnes gone and Gayle injured. Puts a spanner in the works for WBA. Let’s hope we win tonight and extend the gap to the chasers!! #lufc
— Richard Harrison (@1dickdastardly) January 11, 2019
Hopefully sending him to leeds
— Lee Womersley (@leewom83) January 11, 2019
I wonder if they’ll loan him out again Phil? Wasn’t he on verge of joining Leeds until WBA came in and scuppered the deal? Would be perfect for us now!
— WeAllLoveLeeds (@AllLoveLeeds) January 11, 2019
Good news for us that. Hope City don't get Clarke tbh he'd be a fool to go to them he'd never play for the club.
— Darren (@D_Dunne1) January 11, 2019
Been wba best player by miles happy he's going. It going to seriously impact on their season????
— richard widdowson (@richieleeds) January 11, 2019
We should be in for him. Scores and has had loads of assists. Type of player we could do with.
— craig blaymire (@cblaymire) January 11, 2019
Worth a cheeky phone call from Victor
— Matt Hill (@MattyHill83) January 11, 2019
Glad we didn’t get him in the summer, imagine the meltdown some of our fans would’ve had if we lost him. Massive blow to WBA.
— Gary Hall (@TheBear222) January 11, 2019