West Ham lead race for Barnes


West Ham are leading the race for Harvey Barnes

West Ham are leading the race for Leicester City winger Harvey Barnes.

And according to The Telegraph – which has good contacts to the Irons board – we are set to submit a £30 million bid for the player who scored 13 goals in the Foxes relegation season last term.

That is currently about £10 million below what the Foxes are after but the Hammers board make a habit of going in low before upping the bid later should they need to which of course makes sense.

We are not alone in our hopes to land the 25 year old who was impressive during an obviously very poor season in 22/23 but three other clubs interested.

Three other clubs in race for Barnes 

We understand that Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are interested in Barnes, but West Ham have made the most serious move so far and are expected to open negotiations with Leicester now their season is over although David Moyes decision on his Hammers future is bound to affect things.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Clive says:

    Barnes is a no brainer. He suits a Moyes team completely. Similar to Jarrod Bowen only on the left side, he would bring hard work, creativity, assists and goals. This would bring balance to our attacking play. Benrahma could then be moved into attacking midfield role.

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