West Bromwich Albion currently sit second in the Championship table, one point behind the current leaders Sheffield United, and a key part of their success is down to the form of on-loan goalscoring midfielder Harvey Barnes.

However, the form of Barnes means that his parent club Leicester City have been keeping a close eye on the West Bromwich Albion loanee, and with five goals in 12 games for the Baggies, Claude Puel is reportedly looking to recall the 20-year old.

According to The Daily Mail, the Foxes are monitoring the situation at the Hawthorns and could bring Barnes back to Leicester as early as January of next year.

The youngster has played for the former-Premier League champions before, having made three appearances last season all from the bench. He caught the eye of Puel last season too, after impressing in loan spells in both League One and the Championship with MK Dons and Barnsley.

The move to West Brom however has seen Barnes step up to the next level, and is in a rich vein of goalscoring form. To put this into perspective, Leicester’s midfielders have scored a combined 7 goals, just two more than Barnes’ tally for the season so far, albeit Barnes’ goals have come in a lower division.

The attacking midfielder may have a tough time getting into the Leicester side however, with new signing James Maddison impressing so far. Equally, Ricardo Pereira, Demarai Gray, Rachid Ghezzal and Marc Albrighton have also been consistent performers in wide areas this season.

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