Claude Puel is considering whether to recall Harvey Barnes from his loan spell at West Brom in January as he looks to push Leicester City to challenge for European football.
“Of course I follow Barnes, I follow Filip Benkovic (on loan at Celtic) and everyone on loan. It is important to look at their performance. We will see what happens in January,” Puel added.
Should Leicester City academy graduate Barnes be recalled in January, it will be the second time Puel has done this – having recalled the youngster last year after a successful period at Barnsley.
Barnes started two FA Cup games after his recall and featured three times in the Premier League, but totalled a mere eight minutes.
Great performance from the boys, another great 3 points at home and good to be back on the score sheet ✅
— Harvey Barnes (@harveybarnes97) September 18, 2018
Puel obviously sees the potential in the youngster, tying him down to a new four-year contract before his loan to the Hawthorns.
Leicester could really benefit from having him in their side from January onwards as he would play alongside an emerging exciting attacking line consisting of Demarai Gray and James Maddison.