There are rumors circulating that Newcastle will wrap up the signing of Derby County midfield star Giles Barnes in the summer.
Giles Barnes – coming to Newcastle in the summer
While we donâ€™t believe too much of the popular press these days, it seems reasonable that a number of deals that Newcastle were trying to do in January, will at least be finalized now, to complete in the summer.
We have three good and talented people working on recruitment, and one of the things they will be doing is business in the transfer market, so we really hope that we can get some pre-contact forms signed to tie up some of the players, even before the summer transfer window opens.
Derby County wanted Â£3M plus incentives for Barnes, and we think the 19 year-old is worth that. He would fit right into the mold of play Keegan will be playing and heâ€™s English. He’s also apparently very keen to join Newcastle United. Since Derby County are almost a certainty to be relegated, they will be letting Barnes go, so if this news is true, Newcastle have tied him up before other clubs come in.
He will be a food acquisition for the squad, and we hope to hear more as the weeks go by.