Andy Yiadom is on the verge of completing a £2m move from Barnsley to Huddersfield Town, after completing a medical, reports the Sheffield Star.
Yiadom has just 12-months remaining on his contract at Oakwell, and having opted against committing to Barnsley, he is set for a move to the Premier League.
The right-back was willing to let his contract run down so he could leave for free next summer, which has forced Barnsley into selling him at a late stage of the transfer window.
Huddersfield have been monitoring his situation closely throughout the transfer window, and after having two bids rejected already this summer, David Wagner’s side appear to have been successful with a £2m offer.
Yiadom only arrived at Barnsley 12-months ago, after letting his contract with Barnet expire, which allowed him to arrive at Oakwell as a free agent last summer.
The 25-year-old made 33 appearances across all competitions for Paul Heckingbottom’s side, including 32 in the Sky Bet Championship, as Barnsley strolled to a mid-table finish.
Despite speculation surrounding his future throughout the summer, Heckingbottom opted to play Yiadom on the opening day of the 2017/18 campaign, as Barnsley suffered a 3-1 defeat to Bristol City at Ashton Gate.
Yiadom also featured in Barnsley’s 4-3 victory over Morecambe in the Carabao Cup.
Barnsley’s supporters will be frustrated as yet another of their players forces a move away from Oakwell after failing to agree a contract extension with the club.
The only positive Barnsley can take from this is that they have received a fee for Yiadom, and still have a few weeks of the transfer window remaining, which will give them the opportunity to reinvest in the squad.
It is vitally important that Heckingbottom brings some quality to Oakwell between now and the end of the summer, with Barnsley facing a tough second year in the Championship.
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