Leicester winger Harvey Barnes emerges as contender to gatecrash Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2020
- Harvey Barnes has impressed under Brendan Rodgers at Leicester this season
- The 22-year-old is on Gareth Southgate’s radar ahead of Euro 2020 in summer
- England boss will be watching Barnes on Friday night when Foxes play Wolves
Leicester attacker Harvey Barnes is emerging as a late contender to gatecrash England’s Euro 2020 plans.
Barnes has impressed during the Foxes’ excellent season, that looks set to culminate in them qualifying for the Champions League.
The 22-year-old’s performances have not gone unnoticed by Gareth Southgate, who is set to run the rule over the winger at Molineux on Friday night when Leicester face Wolverhampton.
Harvey Barnes is emerging as a potential surprise inclusion in England’s Euro 2020 squad
Barnes faces stiff competition, with Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Nathan Redmond all battling it out to be Southgate’s wide men this summer.
But he is certainly under consideration by Southgate ahead of March’s internationals against Italy and Denmark, particularly with Rashford set to miss out with a back problem.
Southgate is finalising his plans for Euro 2020, where England will be one of the tournament favourites.
Liverpool duo Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are staking their claim to be starters during the tournament after impressing Southgate during their breathtaking season.
Danny Ings and Dele Alli are pushing for recalls next month while Jack Grealish is hopeful of his first senior call-up.
Gareth Southgate has been impressed by Barnes and will watch him in person on Friday