English club Barnsley is set to lose their central defender Alfie Mawson to Premier League side Swansea City.
Mawson is set to undergo a medical examination at Swansea on Tuesday, according to reports from Sky Sports. Upon passing the tests, there would no stopping the move. The 22-year old has already agreed personal terms with the Premier League side, reports say.
The transfer fee for Mawson to move from Oakwell to Liberty Stadium is believed to be around £5 million. Barnsley was supposed to feature the player when they played Rotherham on Saturday but decided to start getting used to his departure earlier. However, they won the encounter with a overwhelming victory.
Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin confirmed reports that he was in the market to get a centre back before the transfer window closes, particularly after losing Welshman Ashley Williams to Everton. The club hasn’t started the new campaign on a bright note, hence the extra efforts at urgently getting a replacement.
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Barnsley are reported to be very keen on landing Tom Bradshaw this summer.
The submitted a bid for the star player but it was rejected on the basis of a poor transfer deal. Barnsley were alleged to have submitted a bid for £250,000 but Walsall want close to £1million to the deal to go through. The 23-year old youngster is set to enter the final stages of his contract at the Banks’s Stadium and is likely to join in the exodus ongoing at the club this summer.
The Tykes are now set to increase their offer for the player so his club can release him for the move. Rangers also want the player’s signature but are yet to submit an official bid. Barnsley are reported to be interested in returning with an improved bid for the Welsh striker.
Aside Bradshaw, Barnsley are still pursuing Charlton Athletic winger Callum Harriott. Their previous bid was earlier turned down but there are reports that the club will improve their offer for the 22-year old. Harriott is also in the final year of his deal with his club and Barnsley want him to play for them in the coming season.
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Tommy Wright has turned down an approach from Bristol City for his signature as he opted to remain at Barnsley in the forthcoming season, according to reports.
City wanted the coach to join their squad due to his performance in the last campaign but he rejected it. Barnsley also lost their bid for Plymouth defender Curtis Nelson as their approach was turned down instantly by the club.
Tommy Wright has enjoyed a lot of links with Bristol City especially at the prospect of reuniting Lee Johnson at Bristol City. From when the manager left Barnsley for the Ashton Gate, the 50-year old has been linked to the club but he was offered the Under21 role at the Championship side which he promptly rejected. Wright didn’t just turn down the coaching role; he signed a new deal with Barnsley. The club says it wouldn’t improve on the offer for Nelson.
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There is widespread debate amongst England fans in regard to the omission or decision to bring Wayne Rooney to the EURO’s.
Rooney’s injury and late return to football before the season ends means many England fans believe he should be left out in favour of other in-form talent. The likes of Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane have made a huge impression in the Premier League this season scoring 46 goals between them.
Wayne Rooney is set to make his lowest Premier League scoring tally since playing for Manchester United with only 7 goals to his name – every other season he has hit double figures. He recently returned to action against Aston Villa – however he wasn’t able to find the back of the net.
In the wake of Rooney’s absence plenty of other English players have been making their mark. Daniel Sturridge is getting more game time after recovering from another knee injury under Jurgen Klopp and reached 50 goals for Liverpool against Everton mid-week. Despite a lack of game time he still has 10 goals in 20 games for Liverpool this season, boasting a ratio of 0.5 goals a game. Continue reading 'Should Wayne Rooney be chosen for EURO 2016?'»
PaulHeckingbottom was extremely pleased with the way his team responded against Oxford United in their latest match.
Barnsley were looking to keep their good run going, but they fell down to an early goal. Oxford went into the half-time break still with this slender advantage, but this did not last for long after Dunkley’s own goal just after the break. Barnsley were then able to capture the momentum and ride on a spell in the second half that completely turned around the match. Ashley Fletcher provided the second goal before Adam Hammill’s third goal for Barnsley appeared to make things safe.
Oxford, though, responded with a goal just two minutes later but it turned out to be a mere consolation. Barnsley held on for a famous victory in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final. After lifting the title,Heckingbottom is aware that the club needs to keep their focus and do well in the league. He realises that the club now have a great opportunity to end the season on a high by finishing in the play-off places.Heckingbottom admitted that the first half display from his team was poor, but they made substantial improvements in the second to end up with a title. Continue reading 'Paul Hecking bottom was extremely pleased'»
From the past few transfer windows, Lee Johnson has been focusing in adding youth to his team as he wants to have a squad with younger players who are filled with energy and explosiveness but things haven’t exactly been flourishing in the way that the English manager would have wanted as his team is positioned in the bottom spots of the English League One and are in danger of falling even lower with the possibility of getting relegated.
Lee Johnson already has a pretty vast squad as he has 29 players at his disposal but new players are expected and requested to be signed by the supporters and hopefully sign performers who can help the club in snatching more victories and gain more points.
The squad of Lee Johnson has been diluted after Simeon Jackson, Michael Smith and Conor Wilkinson. All of those players were released by the English manager of Barnsley as he wants to release some of the deadweight from his squad and extend the deals of his more influential players including the likes of: Ben Pearson, Aidan White and Lloyd Isgrove, these loanees have contracts that are on the verge of expiring but Lee Johnson wants to keep hold of them for a longer period of time.
One of the options that Lee Johnson has preferred of doing in regards of signing players is to add new performers on loan deals as this is a cheaper alternative than permanently getting players to his squad. By signing players on loan deals this also gives Lee Johnson to see them performing in the team and not necessarily having to lure them into the team. Continue reading 'Lee Johnson is expected to have a busy transfer window'»