Tottenham Hotspur are looking to add more creativity and goals to their side this summer and they have identified Harvey Barnes as a target.
According to a report from the Sun, Tottenham and Newcastle are ‘pushing the hardest’ to sign the 25-year-old midfielder this summer and he is set to cost around £40 million.
Barnes has been a key player for Leicester City and he could look to join a top-flight club this summer. Leicester have been relegated to the championship and the 25-year-old is too good for the second division.
Barnes has 13 goals in the Premier League this season and he could add a new dimension to the Tottenham attack. He will add creativity, technical ability and goals to the side.
Tottenham have a quality midfield at their disposal but they are lacking in craft and goals. Barnes could be the final piece of the puzzle for them. Furthermore, the 25-year-old is well-settled in the Premier League and he is likely to make an immediate impact at the north London club next season.
The opportunity to play for a club like Tottenham is likely to be an attractive proposition for the midfielder and he is likely to be tempted to join them.
Playing alongside top-class players like Harry Kane and Son Heung-min will only help him improve as a footballer and fulfil his potential.
Meanwhile, Newcastle have secured Champions League qualification this season and they have considerably more resources compared to Tottenham. It will be interesting to see if the London club can beat them to the signature of the Leicester City midfielder.