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Victor Adeboyejo’s future at Barnsley remains unclear, and it’s still hard to see whether he is going to remain with the club for next season or move elsewhere and play for a new side.
The Tykes are heading into Sky Bet League One and will be eager to try and bounce back from their relegation from the Sky Bet Championship as quickly as possible.
Adeboyejo could well be a part of that, then, but he also might decide that it’s time for a change of scenery, and with that said we got the thoughts of FLW’s Barnsley fan pundit Joe Beardsall to see what he thought about the situation:
“I think Victor Adeboyejo’s got an absolutely cracking attutide, from what I hear he puts everything into training – I’ve heard stories about him staying late to put the extra minutes in.
“This guy really, really wants to be a successful footballer but the issue he’s got is he doesn’t produce the goods on a consistent enough basis or at least he hasn’t for Barnsley. His first touch is often very poor and lets him down, he doesn’t influence games enough for me, I know he’s not been the first choice starter every single week but in my opinion he’s had enough game time to show us what he has in terms of end product.
“He scores the odd good goal so he’s got a finish in him when he gets the opportinity but he doesn’t do it on a consistent enough basis.
“I think I’d like him to stay because I think he could do a good enough job for Barnsley in League One but I don’t think it’s the end of the world if he chooses to leave for a fresh challenge.
“He’s a really great guy and if he leaves I wish him all the best because you can’t beat someone that’s willing to put their all into it and to be the best they can be.
“But like I said there are elements of his game he needs to work on and if he does he could be a really good player but at the moment he’s not quite fulfilled his potential at Barnsley so it’s a case of whether he wants to have a fresh start or commit to Barnsley and try and show he can do it for the club.”
This is a great argument from Joe.
There is no questioning Adeboyejo’s attitude and workrate but ultimately it’s the quality you need too and there are still elements that need working on from him in that regard.
It remains to be seen what the future holds for him, then, but Barnsley fans will wish him well if he does move on.