Barnsley have made an opening offer of around £500,000 to Danish Superliga club Randers FC for winger Tosin Kehinde which has been rejected, according to AllNigerianScoccer.com.
Kehinde started his career within Manchester United’s youth set-up before he made the move to Portuguese side Feirense in August 2018 to get his first-team career up and running.
The 23-year-old though swiftly made a loan move to Randers FC before making the move permanent in August 2020 and he went on to score two goals and provide six assists in 26 league games last term.
It is believed that Barnsley have now registered an interest in the winger and that they have come in with an opening offer for the 23-year-old that was around £500,000. However, the Tykes have seen that initial offer knocked back by Randers FC as they attempt to keep hold of the attacker this summer.
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According to AllNigerianScoccer.com, Kehinde is not going to be allowed to leave Randers FC unless Barnsley can meet his valuation this summer with him in the plans of manager Thomas Thomasberg.
However, it is believed that an offer worth around €1.5 million (£1.28 million) could get the deal over the line for the Tykes or any other buying club.
This seems like a potentially very good signing for Barnsley to make this summer with the winger a player with a lot of ability and someone that showed signs of maturing into someone that can deliver end product in the final third on a regular basis last term. These are the sorts of signings that the Tykes have not been afraid to make over recent years.
Kehinde is by no means the finished article at this stage in his career. However, he will have learned a lot from his time in Danish football with Randers FC and the time could now be right for him to return to England with Barnsley. The Tykes would be a strong side for him to join in terms of his long-term personal development.
Whether Barnsley will want to return with more than double their original offer for the winger remains to be seen, but if they do it might well prove to be a very wise investment. It is a bit of a gamble for the Tykes, but so have other additions they recently made and a lot of those have worked out well.