Harvey Barnes Joins Newcastle United
On Sunday, Newcastle United officially announced the signing of Harvey Barnes, the talented attacker, from Leicester City. The English international has committed to a five-year contract with the Premier League club. Although specific financial details were not disclosed, British media reported that Newcastle paid £39 million ($50.13 million) to secure the 25-year-old player's services.
Expressing his excitement, Barnes shared his thoughts on joining the club, saying, "It's an amazing opportunity for me to be part of such a successful and exciting team. Playing for Newcastle, with its high pace and physical demands, is an attacker's dream. I believe my style will suit the team perfectly, and I am eager to contribute to their goals and successes."
Having progressed through Leicester's academy, Barnes showcased his potential as one of the standout performers for the East Midlands club in the previous season. Despite his impressive 13 goals in the Premier League, he couldn't prevent the team from being relegated. On an international level, Barnes has already earned one cap for England, featuring as a substitute in a 3-0 friendly win against Wales in 2020.
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe expressed his enthusiasm about the signing, describing Barnes as a strong, quick, and technically proficient player. Howe also highlighted Barnes' eye for goal from wide positions, a valuable asset for the team's playing style. With Barnes being their third acquisition this season, following the signings of Yankuba Minteh from Danish side Odense and Sandro Tonali from AC Milan, Newcastle is gearing up for the forthcoming season with great optimism.