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Harvey Barnes almost joined Leeds prior to West Brom move

Harvey Barnes almost joined Leeds prior to West Brom move

West Bromwich Albion have been enjoying life under Darren Moore this season as they sit amongst the leaders of the Championship as they enter the international break.

The Baggies are currently runaway leaders when it comes to the number of goals they have scored in the league, with 31 already, although seven of those did come against Queens Park Rangers.

Harvey Barnes has been an influential player for The Hawthorns outfit this season and there is talk that he could be recalled by Leicester City in the January transfer window.

Albion are expected to try and convince the Premier League side that he is better off remaining with them for the duration of the campaign, however, it appears he may not have been one of theirs at all this year.

According to a report by The Express and Star, Barnes was thought to be on the verge of joining Championship rivals Leeds United.

It is understood that the winger, who has primarily been used as a number 10, had already picked a squad number to play under Marcelo Bielsa, but decided at the last minute to join West Brom as it is closer to his home in Leicester.

The Verdict:

Barnes has been extremely important to the way West Brom have played and performed this season and will have been delighted to have been able to bring him on board.

Things could have been different if he had joined Leeds, who themselves have already had a great start to the Championship season.

However, it appears the Baggies will now have a fight on their hands to try and keep him beyond the winter, something that they will be desperate to make happen.

West Brom fans – thoughts?

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