In the summer Leeds United were linked with a host of names, as they are every single year. But one name that did not pop up much was that of Leicester City attacker Harvey Barnes. However, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post crew on their weekly podcast (27 mins), Leeds almost signed him.
They claimed that Leeds were close to getting a deal over the line for the player. However, he decided he wanted to stay closer to home and headed to West Bromwich Albion instead.
His form for Leeds’ promotion rivals certainly suggests he would have been good enough.
Playing largely in a number 10 role he has thrived with Darren Moore’s side. The 20-year-old has scored five goals and assisted three in 14 games, surprising many with his excellent displays for the Baggies.
He has also been a regular, staying fit for much of the season so fat and starting every single game.
Leeds went on to sign Jack Harrison from Manchester City and Izzy Brown from Chelsea instead, but judging by the form of Barnes so far this season he would surely have been the preferred option for the Whites this summer.
Hopefully, come the end of the season, Leeds aren’t left licking the wounds of a failed promotion tilt at the reckoning of Barnes’ Baggies.