According to The Sun, Sky Bet Championship outfit Barnsley have come to an agreement with Premier League side Southampton surrounding the fee which will bring Jason McCarthy to Oakwell this summer.
The reported sum of £200,000 means the Tykes manager, Paul Heckingbottom, will complete his first signing of the transfer window ahead of ambitious campaign ahead.
McCarthy, who has struggled to break into the Saints’ first-team, spent the 2016/17 season on loan at League One club Walsall where he made quite the impression, and was attracting an abundance of interest from the second-tier.
However, it is Barnsley who have seemingly won the race for the defender, beating the likes of Sheffield United to the centre-back’s signature and he could be set for his first full term in the Championship.
It is also said that the player and the Yorkshire-based team still have to agree personal terms, but a deal is likely to be wrapped up sooner rather than later.
Barnsley supporters, what do you make of the fee involved? Is it a fair sum and is it an effective addition? Let us get your thoughts on this potential transfer in the comment section below!