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Harvey Barnes

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by rurikbird, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. rurikbird

    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    Leicester City forward Harvey Barnes is a shock summer transfer target for champions Liverpool.

    The 22-year-old, who has only become a first-team regular this season in Brendan Rodgers’ side, has impressed Jurgen Klopp with his energy and forceful running.
    Kop boss Klopp also believes there is plenty to come from the England Under-21 international, who previously spent time on loan at MK Dons, Barnsley and West Brom.
    It was at The Hawthorns last season that Barnes made a big impression – so much so that he was recalled by Leicester during the January transfer window.
    Since then his selfless play has become an important foil in Foxes striker Jamie Vardy leading the race for the Premier League’s Golden Boot, with 23 goals.
    Liverpool know Barnes can play in various positions, but they will find it hard to prise him from the King Power Stadium.
    Despite winning the title, Klopp wants to add a forward to his squad and had targeted Wolves ’ Adama Traore, but so far his interest has been rebuffed.
    That led to interest in Barnes – but Leicester won't let him go cheaply.
    Klopp is looking for more strength in depth for his squad this summer but has already admitted the club won't spend mega money on bringing in players.
    Barnes would fit the club's model of buying young players they can develop with good sell-on potential.
    Moreover he would help boost the club's options further up the field as he could slot in on the left side of the Reds' three-man attack, as well as across the midfield.

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    How does everyone feel about him? 7 goals and 9 assists in all competitions this season, playing primarily on the left wing. He's no Mane, but I could see him thriving in an Ox-like role in midfield and he should be versatile enough to fill several positions.

     
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    What now?
     
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    Rather have Philipp Max 8 goals and 6 assists playing as LB
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    Harvey Barnes is a decent player, but it's a very uninspired signing. Wish we'd go for more exciting players.
     
  6. rurikbird

    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    I don't know what "uninspired" means – people said the same about buying Mane, Robbo, etc. The only true way to judge is whether the signing is effective.
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    Obviously, but we're at the top of the world atm and going for Harvey Barnes feels a bit meh. Like I said, he's a decent player but I'd rather we go for someone like Sarr.
     
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    Good player, creative ability. I think he would do well for us but like anybody its hard to force your way into our attacking line up.
     
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    Sign anyone. But no, not him. Just everyone apart from him.
     
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    Anyway, he’s done me well in fantasy football. I’ve had him in at all the right times. So I’m not against signing him.
     
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    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    Fuck your FF
     
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    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    I like Sarr, of course - but how much do you think he would go for considering Watford paid £30M for him before he set foot in the Premier League? Given his apparent similarity in playing style to Mané, whom every club on Earth would love to have, I would think it would be something eye-watering, similar to Osimhen fee to Napoli.
     
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    Meh. Average.
     
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    Just need an Aldo and Beardsley.. feel like the 80s again when listening to commentary on the radio
     
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    If Watford get relegated and he has a get out clause we might get him cheap. Also, he'd probably relish being an understudy to idol.
     
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    Might struggle to find another Grobbelaar though
     
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    Think I mentioned this somewhere else a while back. I reckon he'd be a great signing under Klopp. Rapid, two-footed, loads of potential. If Klopp rates him, that's fine by me.
     
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    That’s my attitude. Since Klopp took over we’ve had more good than poor signings.
     
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    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    I doubt Watford have allowed anything more than a vague promise to make a “good-faith attempt” to find a suitor right in the relegation clause. They must have known relegation is a real possibility and last thing they needed was to get double punishment by losing their biggest investment in the cheap. If it was otherwise we would have probably heard about it by now.
     
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    “The Lancashire Pennant?” :)
     

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