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Barnsley make transfer breakthrough in pursuit of 21-year-old

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Barnsley have had a £500,000 bid accepted for Forest Green Rovers defender Liam Kitching, according to Football Insider.

Kitching is a product of the Leeds United academy, but failed to make a first-team appearance for the club before joining Forest Green last season.

The left-back has since been a key player for Mark Cooper’s side, making 53 appearances across all competitions for the League Two club.

This season, Kitching has caught the eye in his 17 appearances, and now looks set to make the move back to Yorkshire.

According to Football Insider, Championship side Barnsley have had a bid in the region of £500,000 accepted for Kitching.

Kitching – who is a left-back but can also play at centre-half – will add competition to the defensive ranks at Oakwell under Valerien Ismael.

The Tykes have conceded 26 goals in 20 games this season, and sit 13th in the Championship following a 2-0 defeat to Swansea at the weekend.

The Verdict

I like the look of this signing.

Kitching failed to make the grade at Leeds, but he’s worked hard, kept his head up and impressed since dropping down to League Two with Forest Green.

That experience of first-team football will have done him the world of good, and he could now become a key player for Barnsley.

He’d fit right into their three-at-the-back system, and I could see him slotting in really nicely as a left-sided centre-half under Ismael.


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