Harvey Barnes is one of the most beloved and well-known football players of all time. A lifelong member of Leeds United, Barnes has been a part of the club since its inception in 1954. During his time with the club, Barnes was also known for his hard hitting efforts on the field, earning him a regular place on the bench. Barnes has even scored more goals during his time with Leeds than he did with any other team throughout his professional career.
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Harvey Barnes is the son of a Nigerian international football player. His father was a highly successful professional goalkeeper who spent time in both England and Nigeria. Harvey Barnes grew up playing for the Leeds United reserves as an underage player before making the step up to the first team. He made eleven appearances for the Leeds first team in his career, scoring one goal. As a result of this impressive showing, Barnes was eventually signed by Leeds United and spent the next seven seasons with the club.
Throughout his time with Leeds, Harvey Barnes was known for being a hardworking and dedicated goalkeeper. He made steady improvements to his game throughout his time with the club, improving on his save percentage each season. Overall, Barnes was a consistently good goalkeeper throughout his professional career, even bagging an impressive tally of saves in a 4-3 win against arch-rivals Manchester United in the UEFA Cup final. Despite these achievements, however, Barnes failed to feature in a place of employment with Leicester for three years.
Then in the summer of 2021, Harvey Barnes was spotted playing for a non-league football club in Bournemouth, Plezas Athletic. Injuries quickly ruled out any chance of the then twenty-year-old professional goalkeeper staying in the UK to continue his career. Instead, Barnes headed back home to represent his native Ghana in the Africa Nations Cup, where he featured well, although he was unable to help the side to qualify from their group. Despite missing three months of football with the Ghanaians, Harvey Barnes still managed to register a goal for his side and become the first Ghanaian to feature in the finals of the cup.
It was not until later in the 2021-04 season that Barnes was able to make his first-class appearance for Leicester City. The then twenty-year-old was an unused substitute as Leicester’s fixtures became increasingly lighter due to the arrival of David Beckham and Robinho. Despite this, Barnes did score one goal in two appearances, despite going forward to complete the full 90 minutes in both matches. This would set the scene for a career that would see him become the first ever Premier League player to feature in the treble format, something that the likes of Pele and Rivaldo had earlier dreamed of. Unfortunately, Leicester also announced the signing of David Beckham from Internazionale, making Barnes’ time at the top of the game even more difficult. Despite missing a couple of months of football, Barnes has managed to score four goals in eighteen appearances in the premier league, which places him firmly within the England team.
Harvey Barnes has become the latest English professional footballer to move abroad, following the switch from Chelsea to Leicester City. The former Leicester City forward has signed a five year contract with the Foxes and has made himself valuable to the club by scoring goals, while also providing numerous assists and helping Leicester win matches. Harvey Barnes is not only an England international, but has been an impressive player for his club and country throughout his career, including an impressive spell at Leeds United in the mid-90s, when he scored a goal against arch rivals Manchester United. Harvey Barnes deserves all the credit for his contribution to the side this season, and I believe that he is up there with the best of the rest – particularly following his impressive displays at the England opener against Brazil and Spain.