Leicester attacker Harvey Barnes is heading back to the Walkers Stadium after being recalled from his loan at West Brom, according to journalist John Percy.
The midfielder has been a key figure in the Baggie rise up the table and news that he’s been recalled will rock Darren Moore and everyone connected with the club. They’d hoped to hang on to him until the end of the season.
The 21-year old has bagged nine times in 28 appearances for West Brom and his contribution will surely be sorely missed. the hunt now starts for a replacement, be it from within their own ranks or more likely via a transfer move.
How much of a blow is it to West Brom? Is losing the influential midfielder likely to derail their promotion push, or can they recover and keep their Premier League dream on track?
Our Football League experts discuss Leicester’s recalling of Barnes.
“This is a cataclysmic blow, who’s promotion hopes will surely be dented by this news.
“Darren Moore will need to act in the transfer window to replace the recalled Leicester star.
“I think this could ultimately put pay to the Baggies’ promotion hopes, such was Barnes’ importance.”
“What a blow for the Baggies.
“Barnes has been sensational and is going to be badly missed.
“Moore needs to get another body through the door ASAP or this could derail a promotion push.”
“It’s an enormous blow.
“Losing any of that sparkling attacking trio was always going to be what derails the Baggies’ promotion push and that has now happened.
“He simply must be replaced and replaced swiftly.”
“It’s a potentially season defining blow for the Baggies.
“Barnes has the creativity to unlock opposition defences with ease, and he’s also contributed a fair share of goals this season.
“He will be sorely missed in this West Brom team, and they need to find a replacement – and fast.”