Leicester starlet Barnes set for Barnsley loan

Hecor Herrera of FC Porto competes for the ball with Harvey Barnes of Leicester City FC during the UEFA Champions League match between FC Porto and Leicester City FC at Estadio do Dragao...

HITC Sport understands Leicester youngster is set to join Barnsley on loan.

Ryan McLaughlin of Oldham Athletic fouls Harvey Barnes of MK Dons during the Sky Bet League One match between Milton Keynes Dons and Oldham Athletic at StadiumMK on February 7, 2017 in...Harvey Barnes in action for MK Dons last season against Oldham Athletic 

Leicester City midfielder Harvey Barnes has agreed a deal to join Barnsley on loan HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club

Barnes is highly-regarded at Leicester after coming through the ranks at the King Power Stadium.

Barnes, who made his first-team debut last season in a Champions League defeat to FC Porto, signed a new four-year deal at Leicester earlier this summer to keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2021.

The 19-year-old also enjoyed a successful spell on loan at MK Dons last season, winning the club's young player of the season before finishing top scorer as England Under-20s won the Toulon Tournament this summer.

Leicester have high hopes for the attacking midfielder, but his first-team chances were set to be limited this season under Craig Shakespeare.

Hecor Herrera of FC Porto competes for the ball with Harvey Barnes of Leicester City FC during the UEFA Champions League match between FC Porto and Leicester City FC at Estadio do Dragao...

The Foxes believe the next stage in Barnes' development is to go on loan to the Championship after impressing in League One last term.

A number of Championship clubs have expressed an interest in Barnes, but Barnsley have moved quickly to secure the teenager's signature as Tykes boss Paul Heckingbottom looks to bolster his attacking options.

Barnes is expected to go straight into the Barnsley squad for this weekend's clash with Ipswich Town at Oakwell.

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