Newcastle star considering swapping England for Scotland ahead of Euro 2024

A headline summer recruit at Premier League outfit Newcastle United is giving serious consideration to declaring for the Scotland national team with a view to next summer’s European Championships, according to reports.

The player in question? Harvey Barnes.

For those not aware, wide-man Barnes, to this point in his career, has opted to represent England at every age group from U18 through to senior.

Since being afforded his full debut by Gareth Southgate back in 2020, however, the former Leicester City has not managed a single further appearance.

Eligible through his grandparents, the door therefore remains open for Barnes to switch allegiance to the aforementioned Scotland.

And, as per a report from The Times, this is an option which is now being very much weighed up.

‘Scotland’s charge to the brink of Euro 2024 qualification could persuade Harvey Barnes to change his international allegiance and join Steve Clarke’s squad’, it is claimed.

Scotland, for their part, have enjoyed a scintillating start to qualifying for Euro 2024, racking up wins in all five of their fixtures, most recently to the tune of a 3-0 downing of Cyprus on Friday.

And, should such stellar ultimately culminate in the Tartan Army booking their spot at next summer’s tournament, the aforementioned Barnes could well be ready to reinforce Steve Clarke’s attacking ranks ever further.

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