Barnsley forward Daryl Dike has sent a passionate message to fans after the Tykes confirmed their place in the Championship play-offs, which has caused a stir among the Oakwell faithful.
Valerien Ismael’s side beat Rotherham United 1-0 on Saturday, with results elsewhere meaning that victory was enough to secure a top-six finish.
It’s been a remarkable season for the Tykes, who narrowly stayed in the division last term and changed manager back in October.
Dike’s January arrival has been key to Barnsley’s sensational run over the past few months, with the American forward scoring nine goals in 18 games since joining on loan from Orlando City.
The 20-year-old took to Twitter to send a message to fans yesterday after the play-off place was confirmed.
WE’VE WORKED SO HARD FOR THIS! WE DON’T STOP NOW! PLAYOFF BOUND BABY‼️ pic.twitter.com/KWe3zEZ25O
— Daryl Dike (@DarylDike) April 25, 2021
Dike’s impressive performances at Oakwell have not flown under the radar for long with a string of Premier League clubs linked, such as Man United, Leeds United, Newcastle United, and West Ham United.
Barnsley are understood to have an option to buy him permanently in the summer and club CEO Dane Murphy has indicated the fee is not as big as the $20 million (£14.4m) quoted in some reports.
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The American forward’s latest message to fans has caused quite a stir, with many Tykes supporters taking to Twitter to offer a response.
Read their reaction here:
Stay or I'll kidnap you.
I know some people 😁 https://t.co/L8I5nFuCb3
— Andy Mac (@Andy__Mac) April 25, 2021
Stay with us no matter what happens your always welcome at oakwell
— Freddie (@ubberhead100) April 25, 2021
Stay for one full season whatever happens
It will make you an even better player 🤞🤞🤞
— Paul Heggie (@rebwag) April 25, 2021
— 🐐 (@J_Harley007) April 25, 2021
You redssss. Well done boys .👍👏👏
— Ritchie Hazelhurst (@richardhazelhu2) April 25, 2021
Brilliant absolutely brilliant
— robwoodburn (@robwoodburn) April 25, 2021
Get in Deekay what a season finish it of now then Barnsley is your 2nd home 💪👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/ThMidSCmYW
— paz48 (@rayzor1971) April 25, 2021
whether you stay with us (regardless of division) or you go elsewhere, let me take this moment to thank you for the joy you have brought to this cynical 51yr old @BarnsleyFC fan.
it’s a team game, but you’ve been immense. whatever happens, i wish you continued success.
— Barnsley Sime: DJ. (@barnsleysime) April 25, 2021