Newcastle sign attacker Barnes from Leicester

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Newcastle United have signed attacker Harvey Barnes from Leicester City on a five-year contract, the Premier League club said on Sunday.

Financial details were not disclosed but British media reports said Newcastle paid 39 million pounds ($50.13 million) for the 25-year-old England international.

“It’s an amazing club and for me it’s a massive opportunity to come and be involved in a successful team that’s doing exciting things,”

“I think it’s an attacker’s dream to come into a team like this, it’s high paced, it’s physically demanding, but you can see the rewards of that with the chances and the goals scored, so I think I’ll certainly suit the style.”

Barnes said.

Barnes came through Leicester’s academy and was one of the few bright sparks for the East Midlands club last season, but was unable to help them avoid relegation despite netting 13 times in the Premier League.

He has made one appearance for England, coming on as a substitute in a 3-0 friendly win over Wales in 2020.

“He is strong, quick and very good technically, and he showed last season in particular that he has an eye for goal from wide positions,”

“He will add a different element to our play and we look forward to working with him as we prepare for the season ahead.”

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe said of Barnes.

Newcastle qualified for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years last season after finishing fourth.

Barnes is their third recruit of the close season after Gambia forward Yankuba Minteh was signed from Danish side Odense and Italian midfielder Sandro Tonali joined from AC Milan.

Source: Reuters

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