Newcastle agree £38m Harvey Barnes deal with Leicester as Saint-Maximin prepares for Saudi transfer

NEWCASTLE UNITED have agreed a £38million deal to sign Harvey Barnes from Leicester City.

The agreement comes as Allan Saint-Maximin prepares to leave St. James’ Park for a move to Saudi Arabia.

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According to The Athletic, Newcastle have agreed a fee with the Foxes to sign Barnes.

The report adds that personal terms will not be an issue ahead of the deal being completed.

Barnes has been strongly linked with Newcastle throughout the summer following Leicester’s relegation from the Premier League.

He has been one of a number of players that the club had been keen to sell ahead of their return to the Championship.

James Maddison has already been sold to Tottenham Hotspur, alongside the free transfer exits of Youri Tielemans and Caglar Soyuncu.

Barnes top scored for Leicester last season, scoring 13 goals in 34 league appearances last summer.

His performances had attracted top flight interest in the 25-year-old winger this summer.

Both Arsenal and Spurs had also been linked with Barnes but it is Newcastle who now appear set to win the race for his signature.


Barnes’ arrival on Tyneside comes as Saint-Maximin edges closer to leaving the club.

The Frenchman is set to move to Saudi side Al-Ahli in a deal worth around £40million.

His move to Newcastle will be the Magpies’ third summer signing following the arrivals of Sandro Tonali and Yankuba Minteh.

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