Claude Puel has recalled Harvey Barnes from his loan spell at West Bromwich Albion and made determined his intentions of utilising the attacker between now and the tip of the season.
The Leicester Metropolis manager has welcomed Barnes relieve into the Foxes fold earlier than their entertainment of Southampton at the King Strength Stadium this weekend, and the Frenchman hinted that Barnes will likely be taking into consideration the match-day squad.
Puel also made some extent of thanking the Baggies and head coach Darren Moore for the impact the membership maintain had on Barnes’ non-public constructing.
No longer that the plot didn’t profit both events; Barnes’ contribution of nine targets and eight assists has aided Albion massively in their quest to return to the Premier League at the most indispensable time of asking.
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Indeed his absence will understandably execute a void that will likely be a order to beget.
Puel, though, has been impressed from afar and sees Barnes taking half in a segment for Leicester in the upcoming weeks and months.
“The precept reason is because I think he can attend us. I watched his video games and I’m gay about his development,” Puel mentioned.
“He played totally. I’d opt to thank West Bromwich Albion and their manager [Darren Moore] because he gave him the alternatives to play.
“He gave his handiest for West Bromwich Albion and I comprehend it’s advanced for them to lose this participant but I think it’s a obliging moment to return relieve home to attend his employees-mates.
“He’s a clinical participant, he can push [forward] and design a obliging penetration. He can retain a obliging composure, he’s composed alongside with his ending, and I’m impressed by his qualities.
“He educated with us this day. He didn’t want adaptation time because he knows his employees-mates and he’s going to be available for the game tomorrow.
“Perchance, he’s going to be in the squad and we are able to glance tomorrow. He is match and available, if we desire, for the game tomorrow.”