Barnes joined The Baggies on a season-long loan deal in the 2018 summer transfer window. Barnes made a total of 26 Championship appearances for West Brom between August 2018 and January 2019, before subsequently being recalled from his loan spell in the 2019 January transfer window.
According to Transfermarkt.co.uk, Barnes made an impressive total of 16 goal contributions in his 26 Championship appearances for West Brom before being recalled by The Foxes last season.
Barnes has earned praise from some West Brom fans on social media recently, after scoring two goals for Leicester City in a dominant 4-0 win over The Baggies’ “bitter” rivals Aston Villa on Monday evening. Read the positive posts from some West Brom fans regarding their former loanee’s recent goalscoring performance versus rivals Aston Villa in the tweets below.
— Adam Ward (@adambaggieward) March 9, 2020
Harvey Barnes carried us last season tbh, no surprise to see him tearing up for Leicester. Guy is class. #wba
Gotta live Harvey barnes #WBA
— James Jenkins (@JimJProduction) March 9, 2020
— dylan ashmore (@WBADyl) March 9, 2020
— Dave Neale (@baggiedave70) March 9, 2020
— Debney (@NMDebney) March 9, 2020
Harvey Barnes you little legend!! The Villa’s going down ????? #wba
— Alistair Stride (@Stride75) March 9, 2020
What do we think?
Many West Brom fans may have not yet forgotten about Barnes’ impressive performances for The Baggies last season. The playmaker earned an average overall rating of 7.24 for his 26 Championship appearances last season, according to WhoScored.com. Barnes was West Brom’s highest-rated player for the 2018/19 Championship campaign according to WhoScored.
Considering his impressive displays for The Baggies last season, it may be understandable why many West Brom supporters have been gushing over their former loanee on social media following his dominant performance versus rivals Aston Villa, this past Monday.