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Barnsley manager Gerhard Struber has streamlined his squad after the official club website confirmed that French defender Dimitri Cavare has left the club on a permanent basis, joining Swiss side FC Sion for an undisclosed fee.
French full-back Cavare has found that his involvement in the first-team picture has completely dwindled under Struber with the club announcing that he had brought an end to his two-and-a-half-year spell at Oakwell, joining Sion on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.
So are the Tykes making the right decision in allowing Cavare to leave on a permanent deal?
“Whilst there is no doubting Cavare’s ability, it could be argued that letting him go was the correct call to make by Barnsley.
“Having played an integral role in the Tykes’ promotion last season, the defender would have been aiming to take the Championship by storm during the current campaign.
“However, Cavare was instead forced to watch on from the sidelines in recent months after falling down the pecking order at Oakwell.
“With first-team football no longer guaranteed at Barnsley, a move to FC Sion could give the 25-year-old an opportunity to get his career back on track.”
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“I think it was the right decision to get rid of Cavare from a Barnsley perspective, and a move back to his native country is obviously a great move for him on a personal level.
“Cavare was absolutely brilliant and influential for Barnsley as they won promotion from League One last term, producing a series of solid performances and registering plenty of assists as he looked dangerous in attack.
“Kilian Ludewig has been impressive since joining from Salzburg, though, which has limited Cavare’s first-team chances and pushed him down the pecking order at Oakwell.
“Time was running down on Cavare’s deal at Barnsley, so it makes sense to get rid of him now for a bit of money rather than lose him for free in the summer.”
“Cavare could well have still offered something for Barnsley after making a bright start to his career at Oakwell last term.
“Ultimately the season hasn’t gone to plan for the right back and he now finds himself at Sion after being deemed surplus to requirements by the Tykes.
“As seen with most clubs, a change in manager can lead to widespread changes to a squad and Cavare has been one of the main casualties of the managerial change at Oakwell this term.
“Overall, the club will certainly be happy to have made some money off selling the 25-year-old as they seek to restructure their team again this summer.”