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2 potential Barnsley transfer scenarios we could see play out in the summer

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Barnsley are currently fighting for their lives in the Championship as the Tykes look to secure a successive season in the second-tier.

The Tykes have picked up some impressive results in recent weeks including the sensational 3-0 victory over promotion hopefuls Fulham.

Their recent upturn in form has certainly made the fight for Championship survival a lot more interesting as the season enters the business end of proceedings.

Gerhard Struber will be keen to avoid Barnsley continuing their recent yo-yoing trend have spent three seasons in the Championship and three in League One over the last six years.

The summer of 2019 was a busy one at Oakwell, with no fewer than 12 new first-team players arriving before the start of the 2019-2020 campaign.

Regardless of where Barnsley finish this term, it is likely that there could be another busy window at the club this summer.

Here we take a look at two possible transfer scenarios the Tykes could face over the summer…

Some key players could leave

Alex Mowatt, Conor Chaplin, and Cauley Woodrow are all enjoying brilliant seasons for the Oakwell club.

In recent years Barnsley fans have seen the likes of Conor Hourihane, Alfie Mawson, and Ethan Pinnock head for the Oakwell exit, and there is no doubt some Tykes fans will be nervous going into the summer, especially if the side drop back into League One.

Barnsley certainly have a number of key players they could easily build a team around and sustain their Championship status, but should the likes of Mowatt, Chaplin, and Woodrow leave over the summer it may feel like things are back to square one, once again for some Barnsley fans.

Should the club avoid the drop it will go a long way in helping some players wanting to remain at the club, but may not stop bids from other sides, which Barnsley should be prepared for.

Looking once again to Austria

Manager Gerhard Struber recruited two of his former players in January bringing Marcel Ritzmaier and Michael Sollbauer from Wolfsberger AC, the club he left in November for the Tykes.

Both Ritzmaier and Sollbauer have made decent starts to life in South Yorkshire and it could be likely that Struber and his recruitment team look to Austria for new recruits over the summer.

The Reds also recruited 21-year-old Patrick Schmidt last summer from Austrian side Admira Wacker Modling, whilst under the management of Daniel Stendel and could look to the Austrian Bundesliga for further coups following the conclusion of this season.


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