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Barnsley edging closer to signing of 25-year-old

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Barnsley are closing in on the signing of Standard Liege forward Obbi Oulare, according to Doug O’Kane of the Barnsley Chronicle.

It has been a hectic summer for the Tykes, who have lost Valerien Ismael and Alex Mowatt to West Brom and CEO Dane Murphy to Nottingham Forest.

The club have brought in Devante Cole from Motherwell, and they will now be looking to bolster their attacking options with Daryl Dike now back at Orlando City.

According to Doug O’Kane, the club are edging closer to completing the signing of Standard Liege forward Obbi Oulare.

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Oulare joined Standard Liege from Watford in the summer of 2019, and has since scored five goals in 42 appearances for the Belgian side.

The 25-year-old made 18 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring two goals. 12 of those appearances came in the Belgian Pro League, with six coming in the Europa League.

Oulare was said to be close to moving to Oakwell in January, but whilst they have made progress in their attempts to sign him this summer, a deal is not yet done.

The Verdict

This would be an interesting signing.

You look at Oulare’s track record in front of goal from the past and he’s never really been prolific, so his arrival would raise eyebrows.

The club’s hierarchy clearly see something in Oulare, though, and at 25, there is room for development and he still has potential.

He’s coming towards his prime, and at 6-foot-4, he would definitely replace the physical presence Dike brought to Oakwell.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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