In a statement on the club’s official website, Plymouth Argyle confirmed that they had turned down a ‘derisory offer’ from newly promoted Championship side Barnsley.
Nelson is integral for the Pilgrims, and was a massive part in all of Argyle’s success last season, even if the season did culminate in a 2-0 defeat at Wembley.
If Nelson were to join Barnsley, he would reunite with ex-Argyle captain Conor Hourihane, who is now captain at Oakwell. Hourihane made 125 appearances in a spell which took place over 3 years at Home Park, and could be an instrumental reason for Nelson to join Barnsley.
Although Nelson’s contract at Home Park expires at the end of June, if Nelson was to join the Tykes, Argyle would receive a nominal fee of compensation due to the fact that Nelson is under the age of 24.
Despite only being 23 years old, Nelson has made over 200 appearances for the Pilgrims, and was made captain by John Sheridan in 2014 – after the departure of Conor Hourihane.
This news will be of deep concern to all Argyle fans, as Nelson is a massive part of the club; however it may be the best move for Nelson, as he possesses the quality and the potential to play above Argyle’s current division.
So Argyle and Barnsley fans… What do you make of this news? Leave thoughts and comments below!