Harvey Barnes is set to sign a new contract at Leicester City, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic. Barnes’ current deal expires in 2024, however the new deal would reflect his growing importance to Leicester and Brendan Rodgers. The 23-year-old scored nine Premier League goals last season, before a knee injury ended his season early.
Harvey Barnes Set to Sign New Leicester Contract
Harvey Barnes’ Current Contract
Barnes signed his current contract in the summer of 2019, following an impressive breakthrough season with Leicester. He signed a five-year deal at the time, meaning that there is still three years left on his contract.
However, Barnes has come on leaps and bounds since then, with his performances last season particularly deserving of an updated contract. He is set to be rewarded with a new four-year deal, which should include a lucrative pay-rise. The new deal should also help to fend off growing interest from other clubs, which includes Liverpool, as Ornstein mentions in his report.
Growing Importance for Leicester
Barnes has become a key figure in an ever-improving Leicester side, and it’s clear that Brendan Rodgers is a big admirer of him.
Barnes broke into the Leicester side in the 2018/19 season. Leicester recalled him from his loan spell at West Bromwich Albion early, and he went on to start 11 Premier League games that season. Barnes has continued to play an important role under Brendan Rodgers ever since.
Last season, the academy graduate was enjoying his best season until injury struck. He had nine goals and four assists before suffering a serious knee injury. Barnes had even made his England debut in October, and was a genuine shout to make the England Euro 2020 squad.
The winger has recovered well over the summer, starting both of Leicester’s matches so far this season. He will be hoping to pick up from where he left off before his knee injury last campaign.
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