Phil Hay reveals Leeds were very close to signing Harvey Barnes this summer

Phil Hay reveals Leeds were very close to signing Harvey Barnes this summer

It’s been a pretty exciting season for the Leeds faithful as they’ve seen their side sore to the top of the table in the early part of the season and play some superb attacking football under Bielsa.

The Argentine has improved the players massively, with the likes of Kemar Roofe and Samu Saiz turning into some of the best players at their positions.

Due to a few injuries, the club’s momentum has stalled and following their loss to Birmingham City last month, Leeds haven’t managed to regain their former form and currently sit third in the table.

It would seem that Bielsa’s high-energy style of football is starting to take its toll on the side as he’s been forced to call on some youth players to fill the first-team squad. According to respected Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay, Leeds were close to signing Leicester City midfielder Harvey Barnes – who’s on loan at West Brom – on a short-term deal over the summer but for the player to decline the move to stay closer to home.

The Breakdown

Barnes opted to move to West Brom and since he’s arrived at the Hawthorns, the midfielder has been in superb form and has so far scored four goals to go with two assists in the Championship.

The creative midfielder has been a key part in West Brom’s rise to second place in the table. He’s got a great eye for a pass and is adept at sliding in a striker on goal or playing a long 40-yard ball into his winger’s feet. There’s no doubt that he would’ve been a great addition to Bielsa’s side.

Thoughts Leeds fans? 

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