BARNSLEY RUSHING TO COMPLETE MCBURNIE DEAL BEFORE DEADLINE

Barnsleyare seeking to complete the loan deal for Swansea City man OliMcBurnie before the summer window deadline, according to reports.


The Reds have been seeking the player’s signature all summer having identified him as the man to help the club.

The manager Paul Heckingbottom recently said there was a “deal in principle” with the Premier League side. Till date the South Yorkshire side is still waiting for the final word from The Swans before the deadline elapses.

Swansea manager Paul Clement might lose recovering Fernando Llorente to other league sides so he wants to get his own team striking needs covered before losing more legs. Llorente’s 15 goals were crucial as the club beat the relegation battle to maintain their top tier status. He injured his shoulder in a cycling accident that has sidelined him from the three league games so far.

Clement has had to rely on Jordan Ayew and Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham for the goals so far. While he is seeking to add more legs, he does not want to lose any potential replacement. Read more »

Marc Roberts on the radar of a couple of second tier clubs

It has finally been admitted by the Barnsley management that Marc Roberts, who led the team in the second half of the previous season, is on the radar of a couple of second tier clubs which have placed bids to take away the 26-year old Englishman.


Roberts has long been rumoured to be the target of certain clubs, but, when Heckingbottom, the man in charge of the Reds, had appeared in front of the media a few days ago, he denied it.

However, Heckingbottom has now disclosed that the offers have been put on the table for the player whose speciality lies in the heart of defence.

As per Heckingbottom, the club is yet to make a call whether to sell Roberts or not. He is such an important player that until and unless the club brings in someone else who can fill in his shoes, there’s no point selling him. Also, the club must get a suitable amount to lose the possession of a player of that stature. Read more »

BARNSLEY INTERESTED IN FOREST STAR

Barnsley are reportedly interested in Nottingham Forest star Frederik Nielsen.


The player has been caught in the intricacies of Forest’s youth system. The club has freed him to make a move elsewhere as he seeks more opportunities.

The Nottingham Post claims he has joined Barnsley on trial as he is currently training with them with the hopes of getting a contract. The 19-year old earlier held a trial with Premier League side Leicester City but it seems the result was not favourable.

The Danish youngster has featured against Colchester and against Nottingham Forest in the Under 23 set-up as he hopes to impress the club. The game against Colchester ended in a 2-2 draw but the game against his employers ended poorly: he scored an own goal and was pulled off in the second half.

Nielsen joined from Danish club Viborg in 2014 after he impressed during a trial. He was a regular face in the Under 18 side but he wanted more from Forest, even as a centre back. If his trial at Barnsley goes well, he could get a pro deal. Read more »

Barnsley cannot afford James

Barnsley coach Paul Heckingbottom has stated that his team cannot afford to sign Matty James after the end of the season.


The player who is currently on loan from Leicester City has established himself as an important member of the team.

Paul Heckingbottom said that at the moment Barnsley does not have the financial resources to afford a player of his quality despite the fact that he would love to keep him for next season.

Matty James was signed on a loan deal in January to cover for the departure of Barnsley captain ConorHourihane and has since then become a valuable player in the center of midfield. He has managed to score his first goal in the game against Derby County two weeks ago.

Matty James will be out of contract in one year, but Barnsley’s boss Paul Heckingbottom said that his wages demand are way beyond the club’s ability. He admitted that it is Leicester City that is currently helping pay a significant part of his salary and that Barnsley would not have been able to do it on their own. Read more »

JAMES BREE THE FUTURE OF BARNSLEY

Barnsley has continued to groom youngsters that are taking the league by storm.


John Stones and Mason Holgate are two players who started their football career in Barnsley and have today gone on to play in the English top flight.

With Wakefield-born James Bree improving in a similar fashion, it would not be long before he lands himself a lucrative contract with a premier league club.

James Bree, who plays in the full-back position for the championship team, has shown he can perform even better when deployed in a midfield position. His awareness and composure when breaking forward shows class and maturity. For a Teenager who is just 6ft to have secured a starting position at a prestigious club like Barnsley, it means every player can perform if giving the opportunity.

Bree is comfortable in the final third with sharp visions to loop in a perfect cross. Pundits have expressed optimism that Bree would become an instant sensation in whatever league he decides to play in the future. As an all-around player, he knows when to whoop in a cross into dangerous territory, and equally defends with a real sense of purpose and enthusiasm Read more »

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