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Barnsley set to lose talented defender in £2m deal



According to the Mirror’s live blog (11/7, 13:52), Andy Yiadom is set to force a move away from Barnsley by rejecting the club’s offer of a new contract at Oakwell.

Yiadom has just one-year remaining on the two-year deal he agreed with the Tykes last summer, and is attracting interest from Premier League duo, Swansea City and Huddersfield Town.

Huddersfield have already seen a £750k bid rejected for Yiadom, with Barnsley holding out for £2m.

David Wagner’s side remain keen on Yiadom, and want him to compete with Tommy Smith for the right-back spot at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Yiadom’s decision to turn down a new deal at Oakwell has opened the door for Huddersfield to match Barnsley’s £2m valuation and complete a deal.

The 25-year-old impressed during his first 12-months at Oakwell, making 33 appearances across all competitions, including 32 in the Sky Bet Championship.

Yiadom played a major role for Paul Heckingbottom’s side on their return to the second-tier, helping the Tykes to 14th in the division.

Heckingbottom is determined that Yiadom is one of the Championship’s best full-backs, and has insisted if he leaves Oakwell this summer, it will be for the right price.

Barnsley have already lost a number of influential players this summer, with Marc Roberts, Marley Watkins and Josh Scowen all leaving the club.

Barnsley fans… How much of a blow is this news on Yiadom? Let us know your thoughts!

Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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