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Barnsley pair linked with reunion with former manager

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Hearts are interested in January loan moves for Barnsley’s Mamadou Thiam and Jordan Green, a report from the Daily Record has claimed.

The Scottish Premiership struggles are currently managed by former Tykes boss Daniel Stendel, who won promotion from League One in his only full campaign as Barnsley boss last season, before being sacked by the club at the start of October.

Neither Thiam nor Green have featured for the Tykes since Stendel’s final game in charge of the club, a 5-1 defeat to Preston at Deepdale, and it seems as though a reunion may now be on the cards.

According to the latest reports, Hearts have enquired about the possibility of taking the duo on loan until the end of the season, as they look to get themselves out of the relegation zone in Scotland’s top tier.

It has however, also been suggested that Hearts may have to fend off interest from clubs in England to secure the services of the pair.

Attacking midfielder Thiam joined Barnsley from French side Dijon in 2017, and has since scored eight goals in 92 appearances for the club.

Green meanwhile, joined the Tykes from Yeovil last January, with the midfielder since going onto make 12 appearances for the club, scoring once.

There are just six months remaining on Thiam’s contract with Barnsley, meaning he will be free to leave the club at the end of this season, while Green’s deal secures his future at Oakwell until the end of the 2020/21 campaign.

The Verdict

I think this could be a move that suits everyone.

With chances not exactly forthcoming at Barnsley, Thiam and Green will surely be open to a move elsewhere in order to get that game time they will surely be looking for.

A move to Hearts with Stendel would at least give them the confidence they can get that, given their past association with the German, while also providing space and funds in Barnsley’s side, so that they can strengthen this month in their own fight for survival in the Championship.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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