West Ham United want to sign Harvey Barnes this summer as Leicester City potentially head to the Championship.
David Moyes looks set to stay as West Ham United boss and immediately target a move for Harvey Barnes.
That is according to a report from The Guardian, who claim that Moyes wants to lure Barnes to East London this summer.
It’s stated that Moyes wants to bolster his options on the left flank and Barnes has become a prime target.
Aston Villa are also thought to be keen but West Ham are hoping to beat Unai Emery’s men to an exciting deal.
Barnes is valued at around £50million right now but Leicester could be relegated this weekend, which would impact his asking price.
Ironically, West Ham could be the team to condemn Leicester to the Championship.
The two teams meet at the King Power Stadium this weekend and West Ham could send the Foxes down.
Harvey Barnes would be a huge coup for West Ham United
West Ham may have some big money to play with if they – as expected – sell star man Declan Rice this summer.
The Hammers must make sure that they reinvest heavily in quality signings and Barnes would fit the bill.
The 25-year-old has been a shining light in a dismal Leicester campaign, racking up 12 goals in 33 Premier League games.
Barnes could make a huge impact on a consistent basis for West Ham, something that Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma haven’t quite offered.
Hailed as an ‘unbelievable player’ by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, Barnes is bound to attract enormous interest whether Leicester stay up or not.
90Min reported in April that Barnes wants to move on this summer with Newcastle United preparing a move of their own.
That will make West Ham’s task a little tricky but Moyes will hope to pull off a major addition to his attack.