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League Two side among clubs targeting Barnsley man

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Bristol Rovers are among the clubs interested in signing Barnsley winger Luke Thomas on loan for next season, a report from Gloucestershire Live has claimed.

Thomas joined Barnsley from Derby back in 2019, and has since gone on to make 64 appearances in all competitions for the Tykes, scoring twice.

The 22-year-old was loaned out to Ipswich back in the January transfer window, but made just five appearances for the Tractor Boys before cutting that spell at Portman Road short for personal reasons.

Now it seems as though Thomas could be once again be on the move on a temporary basis this summer.

According to this latest update, Bristol Rovers are keen on a loan move for the former Cheltenham Town academy man, as they look to bounce back following relegation from League One to League Two last season.

As well as Bristol Rovers, it has also been claimed that AS Nancy are keen on a deal for Thomas this summer.

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The French second-tier side are managed by Daniel Stendel, meaning a move there would reunite Thomas with the man who signed him for Barnsley.

As things stand, there are two years remaining on Thomas’ contract with Barnsley, securing his future at Oakwell until the end of the 2022/23 season.

The Verdict

I do think that this could be a decent move for all concerned if Thomas does join Bristol Rovers.

Were that deal to happen, the the Gas would be getting a player who has a fair amount of experience in the Championship and League One, something which could be useful in a League Two promotion push.

Thomas himself may also be keen on this move, given it should provide him with the opportunity for regular game time, something he may struggle to get at Barnsley when you consider how impressive they were even without him last season.

Given his contract situation also means Barnsley are under no pressure to sell him this summer, they too may be open to a move such as this, either to give Thomas some momentum and confidence for a return to Oakwell next summer, or put him in the shop window for a permanent move this time next year.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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