West Bromwich Albion should try to sign Wigan Athletic attacker Nick Powell if Harvey Barnes leaves the club in January.
Barnes moved to The Hawthorns from Leicester City in the summer on a season-long loan, and he has become a crucial part of Darren Moore’s team.
The 20-year-old is predominantly a winger, but he has been playing the number 10 role at The Hawthorns.
So far, Barnes has scored five goals and created two assists in 14 matches in all competitions.
However, it looks as though the Baggies could lose the talented player in January, as PA Sports journalist Nick Mashiter reports that Leicester intend to trigger a clause that allows them to recall Barnes when the transfer window reopens.
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If Barnes ends up leaving The Hawthorns, then the club should dip into the market to recruit a replacement.
Wigan Athletic’s Nick Powell could be an option as his contract at the DW Stadium is due to expire at the end of the season, which means that he could be bought for a cut-price deal.
The 24-year-old failed to make the cut at Manchester United after various loan spells and officially joined Wigan in 2016.
This season, Powell has scored four goals and registered four assists in 12 Championship matches.
The attack-minded ace can play as a number 10 or further up as a striker if needs be.