West Brom’s loan star Harvey Barnes has been in impressive form since joining from Leicester City on a season long loan deal – to the extent where his parent club are considering recalling the youngster in January.
Harvey Barnes has picked up five goals and two assists in his 12 Championship games so far, helping The Baggies up to 2nd place in the League, going unbeaten through the month of September.
The winger’s good form has been rewarded with a call up to England’s Under-21 side with manager Aidy Boothroyd for their matches against Andorra and Scotland’s young sides.
The Young Lions manager has had his say on the youngster’s situation, and believes that Barnes should stay at West Brom in the Championship to help develop his game.
“He’s been brilliant,” said Boothroyd.
“I have been really impressed with him. I’ve been a season-ticket holder at West Brom and seen loads of his games because I needed to have a look at him.
“I think he deserved his call-up, and when he gets his cap. I have been very impressed with him as a person and he has not looked out of place at all out here.
“When you consider some of the players that are out here, he is in good company he has been as good as them if not better.”
“I’d like him to play as many games as possible and I think a full season in the Championship will do him the world of good,” Boothroyd added.
“But he’s Leicester’s player and if they want to call him back that is their prerogative.”
Leicester City reportedly have a clause in the deal with West Brom that allows them to recall Barnes back to the King Power once the January transfer window begins.