Barnsley defender Ben Williams is set to join League One side Cheltenham Town, a report from Gloucestershire Live has revealed.
After coming through the academy ranks at Blackburn, Williams made the move to Barnsley back in the summer of 2017, and has since gone on to make 41 appearances across all competitions for the Tykes.
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The 22-year-old is set to be out of contract at Oakwell at the end of this season, and it now seems as though he could be on the move before then.
According to this latest update, the versatile defender is now close to joining Cheltenham on a permanent basis.
It is thought that Williams is set to sign a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Robins, securing his future at Whaddon Road until the end of the 2023/24 season.
Cheltenham are apparently hopeful that the defender will be the first of at least four signings made this month, as they aim to solidify their League One status after promotion last season.
This does look as though it could be a decent move for all involved.
Having worked his way back to fitness after a serious injury last season, Williams has yet to really enjoy a run of game time for the Tykes during the current campaign.
At 22-years-old, that is something he will want to be getting, and this move to Cheltenham could give him the chance to do that.
For Barnsley, Williams’ contract situation means this will give them a chance to receive a fee for the defender while they still can, and secure the services of a useful asset for League One level for Cheltenham.