A big Newcastle United claim has emerged on the club’s plans for the summer transfer window…
Sky Sports journalist Keith Downie has confirmed that the Magpies are keen on Jack Harrison, Harvey Barnes, and Anthony Gordon.
However, the reporter has stressed that the club has not gone any further in their pursuits of any of the wingers on their radar.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “I don’t think they’ll just bring in a striker or a winger for the sake of it. But the names that you mentioned, Barnes, Harrison and Gordon, they’re all players that the club are interested in. But I think that’s as far as it goes at the moment.”
Eddie Howe could land an upgrade to his team as all three players are proven Premier League wingers who have the quality to come in and improve the team.
In the 2021/22 campaign, Miguel Almiron did not offer anywhere near enough in the final third. He played 30 matches in the league – starting 19 – as a wide player and contributed one goal and zero assists in total, which shows that he was unable to make a big impact in the final third.
Barnes, meanwhile, produced six goals and ten assists in 32 games. The 24-year-old started 24 times and created eight ‘big chances’ for his teammates as he showcased his ability at the top end of the pitch.
Harrison, likewise, enjoyed a productive year as he chipped in with eight goals and one assist in the top-flight, a year on from managing eight goals and eight assists in his first year in the Premier League.
These statistics prove that both players would be a significant upgrade on Almiron as they offer far more in the final third. They have the quality to make key contributions in front of goal, which is something the Paraguay international has struggled with.
In Gordon, Newcastle would be bringing in a slight upgrade on the dud in the short term but a player with vast potential to improve.
At the age of 21, he scored four goals and set up two in 35 matches for Everton last term. He has shown that he can make an impact at the top end of the pitch, albeit not to the same degree as Barnes and Harrison, and he has plenty of years left ahead of him to develop and hone his skills.
Howe will now be hoping that, at least, one of them comes through the door in the coming weeks…