Barnett dreaming of Premier League return – with Norwich City

AUDIO: Leon Barnett is looking forward to a return to The Hawthorns – to play in the Premier League against the club which has decided to let him go.

Barnett's West Brom career petered out a year after he made a �2.5m move from Luton Town, and the 25-year-old concedes it might have been a case of too much, too soon.

'I would love to play against them in the Premiership,' he said. 'Obviously when I went to West Brom it might have been a move too early, but as a player you only dream about moves like that and going straight to the Premiership, that is where everyone wants to play, in the best league in the world, but obviously it didn't work out the last two seasons.'

Barnett had a spell at Coventry last season, where he played alongside fellow Canaries centre-half Elliott Ward, but jumped at the chance of a loan move to Carrow Road in August.

'I was flattered – when a massive team comes in for you on loan,' he said. 'It was a massive plus for me and to pull me in the office and ask if I was interested in a permanent, I was buzzing, I was over the moon. It is definitely a plus in my book.

'I think we are going in the right direction.

'We are doing good in the league at the moment and hopefully we can get a cup run and you never know what could happen at the end of the season.'

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