By Pranav Shahaney

26th May, 2023 | 12:10pm

Leicester City attacker Harvey Barnes would want to join West Ham - BT Sport pundit

West Ham would be a big draw for Leicester City attacker Harvey Barnes if they qualify for the Europa League, believes Gabriel Agbonlahor.

The Foxes are battling relegation and should Everton win on the final day or should Leicester fail to get the desired result, it could be curtains for them in the Premier League.

That could see a number of their first-team players leave, with one of them being Barnes.

Speaking about the future of the 25-year-old, Agbonlahor, a BT Sport pundit, said on talkSPORT Breakfast on 25 May, “West Ham could be playing Europa League next season. That could be a big draw for Harvey Barnes to play in Europe.”

Will take him

West Ham are surely going to be in the market for a wide attacker in the summer and none come better in the Championship than Barnes.

The fact that he’s in the second tier will mean that they can get him at a discount and he will strengthen the first team.

He’ll be a guaranteed starter on the left-back and if David Moyes is still the manager, he’s one of the ideal wide players to have to play on the transition.

His goal scoring this season has been exemplary with him finding the back of the net on 12 occasions and he’s got the experience of playing in the top flight, with over 100 appearances.

Should West Ham strengthen well, they can get in good creative players around Barnes to bring the best out of him.

Lucas Paqueta and Gianluca Scamacca will all get better next term so it could be ideal to sign the Leicester attacker once the window opens.