Newcastle United’s star is pondering switching national teams. Harvey Barnes of Newcastle United is apparently considering transferring his international allegiance from England to Scotland, despite having only one senior cap for the Three Lions.
The 25-year-old moved from Leicester City to Newcastle this summer and has looked like he could be on the verge of breaking into Gareth Southgate’s England squad for some time, despite making only one appearance for the national team.
Barnes, according to the Times, could want to play for Scotland instead, as he would qualify through his grandparents, and manager Steve Clarke is believed to be a fan of his.
Barnes could be a terrific addition to the Scotland squad, but some England fans will undoubtedly believe he could play more for them than he has so far.
To be honest, England has a lot of competition in attack, with players like Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, James Maddison, and others battling for similar roles.
Barnes, on the other hand, has done well for Newcastle and is clearly good enough to make an impact at the international level as well.