Leicester boost: Harvey Barnes on verge of agreeing new contract with Foxes
Barnes’ Leicester City stint
Harvey Barnes is a product of Leicester’s academy.
After being promoted to their under-23 side in 2017, Barnes would go on to be loaned out to several sides including MK Dons and West Brom.
Barnes would eventually return to Leicester in 2019 and has since been fighting to secure a first-team berth.
And in recent years, that is exactly what Barnes has done. The now 23-year-old would score six and assists eight in 36 league outings during 2019/20.
Barnes then had a fine start to 2020/21, scoring nine and assisting four in 25 league ties. However, the winger’s season would be cut short due to injury.
He has since returned to action and looked pretty sharp in the Foxes’ 1-0 win over Wolves at the weekend.
Harvey Barnes closing in on new deal
And now, Barnes looks set to be rewarded for his fine run of form over the last year or so.
The Englishman is currently tied down at the King Power until 2024.
Now though, The Athletic are reporting that Barnes is on the verge of signing a vastly improved contract.
The news deal will reportedly run for four years, keeping Barnes at the club until 2025. His annual salary as part of the new deal is not mentioned in the report.
🚨 EXCL: More good news for Leicester with Harvey Barnes on verge of signing vastly improved long-term contract. New 4yr deal agreed & #LCFC finalising details before announcing. Liverpool among 23yo winger’s admirers but no formal bids @TheAthleticUK #LFC https://t.co/4yELsTXI3t
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 16, 2021
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