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Barnsley transfer latest: Nottingham Forest bid revealed, Obbi Oulare latest, midfielder wanted

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Markus Schopp will hope to be a busy man over the next couple of weeks as he looks to strengthen his Barnsley squad.

Schopp has been appointed as the man to take over from Valerien Ismael, and his immediate task is to lift the spirits of the squad having missed out on promotion last term.

Here, we take a look at the latest transfer news and gossip to emerge from Oakwell…

Brennan Johnson

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Barnsley are admirers of Nottingham Forest winger Brennan Johnson but have made a derisory offer for the Wales international.

According to the Athletic, the Tykes have already tabled an offer of £2.5million including a 20% sell-on clause for Johnson, who scored 13 goals on loan at Lincoln City last term.

Forest are said to be valuing Johnson at a price of £8-10million, meaning that Barnsley would certainly have to up the ante if they wish to lure him away from the City Ground.

Obbi Oulare

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Schopp, meanwhile, refused to comment on any speculation linking Obbi Oulare with a move to Oakwell this summer.

Barnsley have been strongly linked with a move for Oulare with a deal said to have been close, as per the Barnsley Chronicle’s Doug O’Kane.

The 25-year-old made 18 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring two goals. 12 of those appearances came in the Belgian Pro League, with six coming in the Europa League.

But as per Andy Giddings, Schopp refused to comment on speculation linking the club with a move for the striker, with the player yet to undergo a medical ahead of a move.

Midfielder wanted

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Schopp did admit, however, that he wants to be in the market for a new midfielder to replace former captain Alex Mowatt.

Mowatt left Oakwell at the end of his contract, reuniting with Ismael at West Brom and embarking on a new challenge in his career.

The 26-year-old was a key cog in Barnsley’s midfield during his time at Oakwell, chipping in with many goals and assists.

As per Andy Giddings, Schopp wants to find a replacement for Mowatt, whilst outlining his intentions to keep the majority of the squad that reached the play-offs last term.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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