Newcastle United are interested in signing three Premier League strikers this summer, including Leicester City Harvey Barnes and Leeds United Jack Harrison, according to Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie.
Eddie Howe is looking to build a side that can move up the table in the 2022-23 campaign and he has just over a month to go to strengthen at St James’ Park.
What’s the latest Newcastle transfer news this summer?
After securing three permanent deals this summer, in the form of Sven Botman, Nick Pope and Matt Targett, Newcastle have turned their attention to the final third.
It appears the club are keen to bolster their frontline and three Premier League wingers have been identified as targets in the mission.
Leicester City ace Harvey Barnes is admired in the North East but the Foxes are expected to demand around £50m for the signing of their academy graduate this summer.
Elsewhere, Jack Harrison is being watched although Leeds aren’t letting him go cheap either. Having already sold Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha this summer, they apparently won’t accept offers below £35m for their winger, having already rejected an approach for £18m.
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 £40million to consider a sale this summer according to journalist Alan Nixon, via TEAMtalk .
What did Downie say about Newcastle’s search for strikers?
Downie understands that while Newcastle are keen to sign attacking reinforcements this summer, they will only do so if they suit the club.
But when asked about their interest in the three wingers, Sky Sports’ report confirmed they were on the club’s radar.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “I don’t think they’ll bring in a striker or a winger just for fun. But the names you mentioned, Barnes, Harrison and Gordon, they’re all players the club are interested in. But I think it’s is all for now.
Who is most likely to move to Newcastle?
The club have identified three players who would almost certainly improve Howe’s squad next season, 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 in the summer and Everton will be in a similar position when it comes to Gordon following Richarlison’s move to Tottenham.
Earlier this year, Leicester City chairman Khun Top confirmed the club had planned their finances with a number of players in mind. With the Foxes yet to sign any new signings this summer, that may suggest Barnes could be the more viable option for Newcastle.
Barnes has previously been described as a “huge talent” and it is easy to see why he was identified.
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