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Newcastle Nearing Deal for Leicester City Midfielder Harvey Barnes

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Newcastle United is nearing an agreement with Leicester City for the transfer of midfielder Harvey Barnes. The negotiations between the two clubs have been ongoing for several weeks, and although the exact fee is yet to be determined, there is growing confidence that a deal will be finalized by the end of the week. The potential move would allow Barnes to join Eddie Howe’s squad at Newcastle.

Following Leicester City’s relegation to the Championship, it was expected that the 25-year-old midfielder would seek a new challenge elsewhere. Barnes, who has one cap for the England national team, is eager to further his international career and desires the opportunity to compete in the prestigious Champions League.

The potential transfer could be facilitated by Allan Saint-Maximin’s anticipated move from Newcastle to a Saudi Arabian club. The departure of Saint-Maximin would create an opening in Newcastle’s squad, which Barnes could fill.

During his time at Leicester City, Barnes showcased his talent by scoring 45 goals in 187 appearances across all competitions. He progressed through the ranks of the club’s Academy and made his senior debut as an 18-year-old, coming off the bench in Leicester’s 5-0 defeat against Porto in the Champions League on December 7, 2016.

The impending transfer of Barnes represents an important step in Newcastle United’s squad rebuilding under the management of Eddie Howe. The acquisition of a talented and experienced midfielder like Barnes would significantly bolster the team’s midfield options and provide added attacking prowess.

Both Newcastle United and Leicester City are working diligently to finalize the details of the transfer, including the transfer fee and personal terms. The completion of the deal would see Harvey Barnes embark on a new chapter in his career, as he seeks to make a significant impact at Newcastle and achieve his ambitions on both the domestic and international stages.

Fans of both clubs are eagerly awaiting further updates on the transfer negotiations, which are expected to reach a conclusion soon. The potential move of Harvey Barnes to Newcastle United has the potential to be a transformative transfer for both the player and the club, shaping the dynamics of their respective campaigns in the upcoming season.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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