The summer transfer window will open on July 1st of the ongoing year and the head coach of Barnsley, Paul Heckingbottom has recently stated that it will be an intense and complicated period of time for him.
Paul Heckingbottom is the head coach of the English League Championshi club Barnsley and there is an issue that the 39 year old tactician has to resolve in order to avoid seeing his squad ending up with a severely limited amount of players.
Adam Armstrong, Matty James, Ryan Kent, Callum Elder, Gethin Jones and SaidyJanko are all of the Barnsley players that will have to make their return to their parent clubs as their loan deals with the English League Championship club is going to expire in the summer.
To make matters even worse for Paul Heckingbottom, there are a significant amount of Barnsley players that will have to extend their contracts or leave the club as their deals are nearing their respective end. These players that only have a few months left on their contracts are: Marley Watkins, Josh Scowen, Ryan Williams and Aidy White
It’s because of this that Paul Heckingbottom has recently came out and said that the summer transfer window will be a busy and tough period of time as the manager has to make a large amount of decisions that can make a huge difference in his squad.
“They’ll be a big turnover in players next season. We need a lot of players. In my head you’ve got to plan for the worst. My priority will be just getting players in because I know come the summer we’ll need lots of players. It’s difficult to know how many we will need. We’ve got x amount under contract, a few out of contract and obviously six loans. If you look at it like that and you think of the worst happening then that in itself is a big turnover’’ Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom said.