According to Read West Brom, Darren Moore has been non-committal regarding the future of midfielder Harvey Barnes.
The 20-year-old is on loan from Leicester, and the manager has remained coy as to whether he would return to his parent club in January.
Barnes (valued at £1.35m on Transfermarkt.co.uk) has scored three times and got two assists in nine matches so far this season, and has become a firm favourite of Moore. The talented youngster can be played on the left or as an attacking midfielder, which has made him invaluable to the team.
That is why it would be a disaster if the club were to lose him midway through the season. However, it is not as bad as it could have been had the club not made some recent business.
The signing of free agent Wes Hoolahan means that Moore has options in the attacking midfield role if the Leicester man were to return to his club. Likewise, the increasing possibility that former Crystal Palace man Bakary Sako is on his way to The Hawthorns, means that the club will have cover out wide.
Therefore, while the loss of Barnes would be very disappointing for Moore’s men, they may well be equipped to manage after his departure. This would be key, as The Baggies look as though they will be in a position to mount a title challenge in January, and will not want anything to curtail their progress.
West Brom are currently third in the Championship table, one point behind leaders Leeds and Middlesbrough.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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