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.
Burnley was believed to have come to Barnsley with an offer of three and a half million Pounds in the winters, but, it was turned down by the Reds and then they turned down the offer of Birmingham City as well recently. So, it’s clear that they are looking for a hefty sum for Roberts if they are to sell him.
Birmingham City, in the meantime, has been reported to have come up with an improved offer and Barnsley is said to be contemplating it as of now.
The reports suggest that Birmingham City is the favourite to secure the services of the 6 ft. tall centre back.
Roberts has spent two seasons at Oakwell with a total of 72 League appearances to his name for the Reds.