Harvey Barnes would give Leicester a major fitness boost by completing the full preseason

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Harvey Barnes will boost Leicester fitness ahead of the new Premier League campaign by completing the full pre-season … after missing the last three months of action with a knee injury requiring TWO surgeries

Harvey Barnes is ready to give Leicester a boost by taking action in time to complete a full pre-season.

The winger missed the last three months of the season with a knee problem requiring surgery, then underwent a second surgery that prevented him from making it to the FA Cup final over Chelsea.

But Barnes, who would have been a strong contender for a place on England’s Euro 2020 team had he stayed fit, is now well on his way to recovery and hopes to be available when Leicester meets in early July to prepare for the 2021- 22 to start. campaign.

Harvey Barnes will boost Leicester by taking action in time to complete a full pre-season

Harvey Barnes will boost Leicester by taking action in time to complete a full pre-season

Barnes sustained his seasonal injury in the 3-1 home loss to Arsenal on February 28

Barnes sustained his seasonal injury in the 3-1 home loss to Arsenal on February 28

Barnes sustained his seasonal injury in the 3-1 home loss to Arsenal on February 28

Boss Brendan Rodgers recently admitted that Barnes’ absence had hurt his team as they just missed a place in the Champions League for the second consecutive season.

The 23-year-old scored nine goals in 25 league games before sustaining his season-related injury in the 3-1 home defeat to Arsenal on February 28.

Rodgers is keen to see Leicester strengthen his squad this summer and the club has clear goals as they try to keep up with the elite.

Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare is their main target, with Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard and former England left back Ryan Bertrand – out of a contract with Southampton – also prominently on the list.

The Foxes are also keen to add a right winger and – after seeing title-winning veterans Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs – will be listening to offers for Hamza Choudhury, Nampalys Mendy and Dennis Praet.

Rodgers led Leicester to their first ever FA Cup victory

Rodgers led Leicester to their first ever FA Cup victory

Soumare helped Lille win the Ligue 1 in 2020-21

Soumare helped Lille win the Ligue 1 in 2020-21

Brendan Rodgers (left) would like to strengthen his squad, with Boubakary Soumare (right) their main target

Edouard played under Rodgers when the last was with Celtic

Edouard played under Rodgers when the last was with Celtic

Left back Bertrand has left Southampton

Left back Bertrand has left Southampton

Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard (left) and Ryan Bertrand (right) also feature prominently

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