Newcastle United news: Pundit issues three-word verdict on Harvey Barnes after £50m report
Kevin Campbell has poured cold water on the idea of Newcastle United paying £50million to sign Leicester City attacker Harvey Barnes this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker suggested it would be very difficult to get the 24-year-old out of the King Power Stadium.
The Magpies are in the market for a winger in this window.
According to the Northern Echo‘s Scott Wilson (24 July), Eddie Howe’s side are interested in Barnes, Leeds United’s Jack Harrison and Everton’s Anthony Gordon.
However, Newcastle’s pursuit of all three is said to have been difficult with clubs reluctant to do business.
The Foxes are understood to value their winger, who has three years remaining on his current deal, in the region of £50million.
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When asked by Football Insider Newcastle would likely be willing to splash £50million on Barnes, Campbell issued a three-word verdict: “Not for me.
“I like Harvey Barnes. He is a really good player. He works hard.
“I think £50million would be a lot of money to pay for him though. He would probably be the most expensive of the three.
“You also wonder whether he would want to leave Leicester. They have a really good squad there with Brendan Rodgers. I can’t see it.”
Barnes was one of Leicester’s standout players in the 2021022 campaign.
He contributed 11 goals and 14 assists in 48 appearances across all competitions.