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Barnsley agree deal with Leicester City as they close in on another deadline day signing

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Barnsley are reportedly set to sign Leicester City midfielder Matty James on loan as they look to add more reinforcements ahead of the deadline for domestic transfers this afternoon.

EFL clubs have until 5pm to complete their transfer dealings with other English sides and have had a busy day already, with Herbie Kane joining from Liverpool earlier.

It appears they’re set to land a second Premier League signing of the day as, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, the Tykes are set to sign James from Leicester after the two clubs agreed terms on a deal.

It is understood that the midfielder has agreed to join the Championship side on loan.

The 29-year-old does not seem to be part of Brendan Rodgers plans moving forward and now looks set join the Oakwell outfit for the second time in his career.

James spent the second half of the 2016/17 season with Barnsley and was a regular fixture during that spell, featuring 18 times in total.

He will now join a Tykes side that have taken just one point from their opening four Championship games and lost manager Gerhard Struber earlier this month.

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The Verdict

This looks like a fantastic signing for Barnsley and a move that suits both the player the Foxes as well.

James played just five minutes of league football last season so a move out on loan seems like his best chance of some regular first team opportunities.

The 29-year-old has shown his quality in the Championship in the past and helped the Foxes establish themselves as a top flight side.

It’s shaping up to be a good deadline day for the Tykes.


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