Newcastle United enter talks with Leicester City for Harvey Barnes

Ongoing talks persist between Newcastle United and Leicester City as they explore the potential transfer of the highly sought-after Harvey Barnes. The Magpies are contemplating an initial offer in the region of £30 million for the talented forward.

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Barnes, who showcased his scoring prowess by finding the back of the net on 13 occasions for the relegated Foxes in the previous season, remains the top priority for Newcastle in their quest to bolster their wide attacking options. In addition to his club performances, Barnes has also earned an international cap for the England national team, highlighting his growing stature in the game.

According to, his current market value stands at a commendable €35 million.

At 25 years of age, Barnes still has two years remaining on his existing contract with Leicester, which has resulted in the player being valued at nearly £40 million. Notably, this valuation closely mirrors the substantial fee that Leicester received from Tottenham Hotspur for the transfer of James Maddison earlier in the ongoing summer transfer window.

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While Aston Villa and West Ham United have also expressed interest in securing the services of Barnes, it is Newcastle that holds a special place in the player’s heart. The prospect of participating in the prestigious Champions League competition during the forthcoming season has solidified his preference for a move to St. James’ Park.

Barnes has proven his mettle at the highest level, playing a pivotal role in Leicester’s consecutive 5th-place finishes in the Premier League in 2020 and 2021. Additionally, he was instrumental in the Foxes’ memorable FA Cup triumph in 2021, and he helped guide the team to the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League in the subsequent year.

Furthermore, several other notable clubs have demonstrated a keen interest in acquiring the services of this attacking gem. Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and West Ham United have all been linked with potential moves for the talented winger, underlining his wide-ranging appeal across the Premier League.

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Enzo Cattaneo

Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea.

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