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Blow for Tottenham as Championship star opts to make Newcastle switch

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Tottenham Hotspur target Harvey Barnes has chosen to join Newcastle United.

Tottenham Hotspur target Harvey Barnes has chosen to join Newcastle United

Tottenham target Harvey Barnes has chosen to join Newcastle United, dealing a blow to Spurs’ hopes of bolstering their attacking options.

Renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the 25-year-old winger has agreed to make the switch to St James’ Park, with negotiations between Newcastle and Leicester City ongoing.

For weeks, Tottenham had been linked with a move for Barnes, with various sources reporting their interest in the talented winger. However, recent developments have shifted the tide in favour of Newcastle.

The Telegraph first hinted at a potential move to the Magpies on July 7, suggesting that a bid was imminent. Romano’s latest update confirms that talks between the two clubs will continue in the coming days, albeit potentially delayed until next week, as Newcastle look to offload players to make room for Barnes.

Romano’s announcement also signifies that Barnes himself has given his approval to the move. This indicates that Tottenham withdrew their pursuit of Barnes once they realized their pursuit of another target, Solomon, was set to bear fruit.

With the likes of Solomon, Son, Kulusevski, Richarlison, and Gil already in their ranks, Spurs can take solace in their depth of wide players. They don’t need to find a new winger anymore and can take it easy now.

Tottenham Hotspur target Harvey Barnes has chosen to join Newcastle United. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
Harvey Barnes is a talented forward who is close to signing for Newcastle (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

While Tottenham will undoubtedly be disappointed to miss out on Barnes, there are still positives to be found. The acquisition of Solomon, a highly-rated winger, will inject additional quality and competition into their attacking lineup.

However, the news of Barnes’ departure to Newcastle raises questions about Tottenham’s transfer strategy. Were they even really interested in the English forward or was it just a ruse while they pursued other targets?

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Barnes is a talented player and he has what it takes to make it big at a club like Newcastle. Let’s see how it goes.

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