Newcastle United have agreed on a fee in the region of £38m with Leicester City for the signing of Harvey Barnes, as per David Ornstein.
Personal terms are expected to be settled smoothly, paving the way for Barnes to join Eddie Howe’s team for the Premier League Summer Series in Philadelphia.
The Magpies were actively in search of a new winger after uncertainties over Allan Saint-Maximin’s future and reports indicate that Newcastle are now close to securing the services of the talented English winger.
The 25-year-old was the Foxes’ top scorer last season, impressively netting 13 goals in what turned out to be an abysmal season for the club.
Leicester are looking to reduce their wage bill after being relegated to the Championship and are open to receiving significant offers for their key players.
The club have already seen several departures, including James Maddison, Youri Tielemans, Ayoze Perez, Caglar Soyuncu, Nampalys Mendy, Daniel Amartey, and Ryan Bertrand, who all left the club this summer, as per The Athletic.
Along with departures, the Foxes have also brought additions to the King Power Stadium. Conor Coady from Wolverhampton Wanders and Harry Winks from Tottenham Hotspur were signed to bolster their squad for the Championship.
Sky Sports initially reported that Leicester were seeking £40 million for Barnes, while The Magpies were hoping to reach a deal of around £30 million.
However, after several rounds of negotiations, both clubs have now agreed on a fee of £38 million.
With Saint-Maximin’s imminent departure, the 25-year-old will be eager to play a crucial role in Newcastle’s upcoming Champions League and Premier League campaigns this season.