Premier League outfit Newcastle United have, on Sunday, announced the latest big-money addition to the club’s attacking ranks.
The player to have taken his talents to St. James’ Park? Harvey Barnes.
Speculation linking wide-man Barnes with a move to Tyneside, of course, had been rampant in the English media for several weeks now.
This comes with the Newcastle brass having identified the Leicester City standout, fresh off a 13-goal Premier League season, as the ideal replacement for the outbound Allan Saint-Maximin.
Lengthy negotiations between the two clubs, in turn, followed, with Barnes himself understood to have been keen on the prospect of linking up with Eddie Howe’s Champions League-bound Magpies throughout.
On Sunday afternoon, it should therefore come as little surprise to hear of the 25-year-old’s Premier League return being made official.
As per a statement across Newcastle’s website and social media platforms:
‘Newcastle United are delighted to announce the signing of winger Harvey Barnes for an undisclosed fee.’
The ‘fee’ in question is understood to come in around the £38 million mark, with Barnes having put pen to paper on a contract at St. James’ through the summer of 2028.
The England international joins Sandro Tonali and Yankuba Minteh as the latest of three summer arrivals at Newcastle.