According to ExWHUemployee, West Ham United is expected to make a bid for Leicester City forward Harvey Barnes, who is a top attacking target for David Moyes this summer, writes the WHZ. Despite Leicester City’s disappointing relegation from the Premier League, Barnes had a successful individual campaign, scoring 13 goals in 34 appearances.
Leicester City is prepared to let go of key players due to their relegation to the Championship. Jacob Steinberg, a journalist from The Guardian, reports that Barnes is valued at £40 million.
ExWHUemployee, speaking on The West Ham Way podcast, revealed that Barnes has emerged as a top target for West Ham in the attacking positions. However, the Hammers are likely to face strong competition from Aston Villa, Tottenham, and Newcastle for his signature.
He said: “Barnes is the number one target for that position I can assure you.
“Moyes is a huge admirer and a bid for him is expected, although nothing submitted as yet. We also face stiff competition from Aaron Villa, Newcastle and Spurs.”
Given his evident attacking abilities from the left flank, it is clear that Barnes will undoubtedly generate significant interest this summer. It’s understandable why Tottenham and Newcastle are also keen on him. However, West Ham United has the most urgent requirement for his services, considering their limited options in terms of dedicated wingers, which currently consist of Said Benrahma, Jarrod Bowen, and Maxwel Cornet.