West Ham could throw Premier League lifeline to Leicester City man

Latest transfer news and rumours regarding West Ham as they prepare for their upcoming Premier League clash

West Ham are reportedly keen on Leicester City winger Harvey Barnes. The England international’s future at the King Power Stadium will be flung up into the air if the Foxes are relegated this weekend.

Their fate is out of their hands with two from the Foxes, Leeds United and Everton poised to slip into the Championship. The Hammers have already secured their safety and can afford to relax up until their Europa Conference League final clash against Fiorentina.

According to the Daily Mail, West Ham are ‘interested’ in signing Barnes this summer as they look to bolster their attacking options ahead of next season. The report also claims fellow Premier League side Aston Villa are also keeping tabs on his situation.

Barnes, 25, has been on the books at Leicester for his whole career to date. He joined the club as a youngster back in 2007 and rose up through their academy ranks.

He was a regular for the Foxes at various youth levels before loan spells away at MK Dons, Barnsley and West Brom to gain experience and boost his development. Since returning from the latter in 2019, he has become one of the Foxes’ most prized assets and they will face a major battle to keep him if they drop into the second tier.

The Burnley-born man has scored 44 goals in 186 games for them in all competitions to date. His contract expires in June 2025.

In other West Ham news, they are also being linked with a swoop for Leeds winger Jack Harrison, as per The Sun. The former Manchester City man has been playing his football at Elland Road since 2018.

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