Newcastle United are interested in signing three Premier League attackers this summer including Leicester City’s Harvey Barnes and Leeds United’s Jack Harrison, according to Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie.
Eddie Howe is looking shape a side that can push further up the table during the 2022-23 campaign and has just over a month left to strengthen at St James’ Park.
What is the latest transfer news from Newcastle this summer?
After completing three permanent deals this summer, in the form of Sven Botman, Nick Pope and Matt Targett, Newcastle have turned their attentions to the final third.
It appears the club are eager to strengthen their front line and three Premier League wingers have been identified as targets in that mission.
Leicester City ace Harvey Barnes is admired in the North East but the Foxes are set to demand around £50 million for their academy graduate’s signature this summer.
Elsewhere, Jack Harrison is being monitored although Leeds will not let him go cheap either. Having already sold Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha this summer, they will apparently not entertain offers below £35 million for their winger, having previously had an £18 million approach rejected.
Another rising star also caught the eye on Merseyside last season in the form of Antony Gordon, but Everton will need to be paid at least £40 million to consider a sale this summer according to journalist Alan Nixon, via TEAMtalk.
What has Downie said about Newcastle’s search for attackers?
Downie understands that while Newcastle are keen to sign attacking reinforcements this summer, they will only do so if they are the right fit for the club.
But when asked about their interest in the three wingers, the Sky Sports reported confirmed that they were on the club’s radar.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “I don’t think they’ll just bring in a striker or a winger for the sake of it. But the names that you mentioned, Barnes, Harrison and Gordon, they’re all players that the club are interested in. But I think that’s as far as it goes at the moment.”
Who is most likely to move to Newcastle?
The club have identified three players who would almost definitely improve Howe’s squad next term but all three will be a real challenge to land.
Leeds will be desperate to hang on to Harrison after losing two other talismanic figures this summer and Everton will be in a similar position with regards to Gordon after Richarlison’s move to Tottenham.
Earlier this year, Leicester City chairman Khun Top confirmed that the club had planned their finances with a degree of player trading in mind. With the Foxes yet to make any new signings this summer, it may suggest that Barnes may be the most viable option for Newcastle.
Barnes has previously been described as a “huge talent” and it is easy to see why he has been identified.
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