West Brom manager Darren Moore has tipped Baggies loan star Harvey Barnes to be a future full England international.
The 20-year old playmaker, on loan from Premier League outfit Leicester City, scored a sublime solo goal against Sheffield Wednesday last night, taking his current goal tally for the season to four.
Such has his early season form been impressive, that the former Barnsley and MK Dons loanee is expected to be given his first call-up to the England Under-21s squad on Friday.
Talking about the Foxes starlet, who has previously represented England at Under-18s and Under-20s level, as reported by the Express & Star, Moore said:
He’s got the right ingredients.
There’s aspects of his game he still needs to develop and still needs to work on – and he is.
He gets the highlights with all the goals he’s scoring and he’s a talented individual. If he keeps on the road that he’s on now, I don’t see why he can’t be a full international and play lots of games for his country.
Harvey has scored some wonderful goals and long may it continue, putting the ball in the back of the net.
Leicester do have an option to recall Barnes in January, and while Moore admits he would love to keep Barnes for the whole season, he accepts that he would be powerless to stop Leicester, should they choose to do so. He continued:
There’s nothing we can do. He’s on loan from Leicester and we’re delighted to have him here, the boy is enjoying his football. When the situation comes then we’ll approach it with Leicester.
But there’s lots of games to play before then and we’ll just focus on them.
We’ll see when the point comes. We’re really pleased to have him here.
Harvey is developing very, very well here at West Brom and will continue to do so.