BARNSLEY SET FOR BUSY TRANSFER WINDOW

By Jack Cousin

Barnsley are set for another busy transfer window having lost stars Sam Winnall, James Bree and Connor Hourihane in January.

Josh Scowen, Marley Watkins and Aidan White are all out of contract and look set for moves away.

Loan players Saidy Janko, Callum Elder, Ryan Kent, Gethin Jones, Adam Armstrong and Matty James will return to their parent clubs. Key players Adam Hammill and Marc Roberts could also be snapped up by other clubs.

The Sun’s sports journalist Alan Nixon claims Barnsley are interested in four young players:

Connor Mahoney

20 year old Blackburn Rovers winger Connor Mahoney has made his breakthrough at Ewood Park this season making 14 appearances in the Championship.

Mahoney will be available to pick up for a nominal fee as his contract expires this summer.

Blackburn need to win at Brentford on Sunday or they will be relegated to League One, therefore a move back to the Championship would appeal to Mahoney.

Liam Walsh

Central midfielder Liam Walsh is currently part of the youth set-up at Everton.

Aged just 18 he joined Yeovil Town in January 2016 making 17 appearances and scoring one goal. He impressed so much at Huish Park that Walsh was rewarded with a new one-year contract last summer.

Like Mahoney, Walsh can be picked up for a nominal fee and Barnsley could be one of the front runners for his signature after Everton picked up John Stones and Mason Holgate from the Tykes.

Tyler Roberts

Roberts has been with West Brom since the age of seven. He signed a professional contract with the Baggies in January 2016.

Roberts linked up with League One side Oxford United at the start of this season but was often only used from the bench. He joined fellow League One side Shrewsbury Town in January and went onto make 11 starts scoring four goals.

Roberts is still under contract at West Brom until 2018 so Barnsley could make a loan move for the winger.

Harry Wilson

Welsh winger Harry Wilson has been with Liverpool since the age of nine. He was made captain of the U23s this season and made his first team debut against Plymouth in an FA Cup replay in January.

He has brief Football League experience at Crewe making three starts and four substitute appearances in 2015.



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