According to The Guardian, Sky Bet Championship outfit Barnsley may continue their pursuit for Chester defender Sam Hughes after failing to get the 19-year-old’s signature in January.
Hughes looked to have been on his way to Oakwell last month but his club rejected the offer put on the table by the Yorkshire side.
Paul Heckingbottom had to suffer the loss of several of his players in the winter transfer window, Conor Hourihane and James Bree both made the move to Aston Villa whilst Sam Winnall joined Sheffield Wednesday. With that in mind, the manager is said to be looking for reinforcements in the summer.
Hughes has made 23 appearances in the National League and has been one of Chester’s stand-out players this season hence the strong interest from Barnsley.
The Tykes have a track record of developing young talent who have then gone onto become established Premier League players; most recently Alfie Mawson at Swansea City and John Stones making the switch to Everton before joining Manchester City last year.
Barnsley currently sit 10th in the Championship table, six points off the Play-Offs after a mixed season at Oakwell.
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