Stoke City and Cardiff City are interested both interested in signing Barnsley midfielder Cameron McGeehan, a source close to the player has exclusively confirmed to Football League World’s Chief Editor Sam Rourke.
The 24-year-old been was a key part of the Barnsley side that won automatic promotion to the Championship under Daniel Stendel last season – scoring six goals in 36 league appearances for the Reds.
The former Luton Town man has been an important player for Barnsley so far this season too, scoring twice in twelve league appearances – although he hasn’t been included in the matchday squad since Gerhard Struber took over as head coach last month.
McGeehan signed a new two-year contract at Oakwell in the summer, but his performances for Barnsley so far this season have started to attracted attention from other Championship clubs ahead of the January transfer window.
A source close to the player has exclusively confirmed to Football League World’s Chief Editor Sam Rourke that Championship rivals Stoke and Cardiff are both keen on signing the midfielder.
Stoke have made a poor start to the Championship season, although their results have improved significantly since Michael O’Neill replaced Nathan Jones in charge at the Bet365 Stadium.
O’Neill will be looking to strengthen his squad in the January transfer window and it seems as though McGeehan is one of the players to have caught his eye.
The midfielder scored against Stoke in a 4-2 defeat for Barnsley in O’Neill’s first game in charge of the club at Oakwell last month.
Meanwhile, Cardiff made an underwhelming start to the campaign following their relegation from the Premier League last season but are starting to build some momentum under their new manager Neil Harris.
The former Millwall boss will be looking to use January as an opportunity to put his own stamp on the squad he inherited from Neil Warnock and seems to have identified McGeehan as a possible transfer target.