Barnsley manager David Flitcroft recently revealed that his team is certainly short of strikers and they are interested in a couple of players at the moment. The club has spent a lot of money on several players over the last few weeks, but still their form has not improved. Barnsley have been struggling in the friendly matches so far. Out of the four friendly matches they have played as part of their pre-season, the club has lost one and drawn the remaining three. This dismal form has seen the club look at strengthening the squad in the strikeforce so as to score more goals.
Flitcroft has revealed that they are in negotiations with Hull city over the possibility of signing 30-year-old striker Aaron McLean. Hull city are looking to strengthen their squad after promotion to the Premier league. This will leave McLean with less opportunities in the coming season. Barnsley are looking to take advantage of this situation by signing the striker who was on loan at Ipswich last season. Hull city manager Steve Bruce has said that McLean is free to leave Hull city provided he can find a new club.
“We’re speaking club-to-club at the moment. If we can negotiate a deal successfully then I’ll speak to the player and see if he is right for this group. There’s a lot of players who you think will suit the group and then when you speak to them you realise they aren’t willing to work as hard as the guys we already have here,” said the Barnsley manager. Since moving to Hull city back in 2010, McLean has managed to find the back of the net only on nine occasions in the last 76 league matches.
However, his experience will be a major boost to Flitcroft as he attempts to avoid relegation.