Paul Heckingbottom has surely calmed fears from Barnsley supporters following his hectic transfer business this window, that’s seen no less than eight players walk through the Oakwell doors.
Some may feel the Yorkshire outfit aren’t done yet, specifically in the defensive areas where even though they obtain numbers, there isn’t necessarily enough quality to build up a stunning push for the top-six, which if the Tykes did finish in it would be a magnificent feat.
Heckingbottom would ideally complete his back line additions with the signing of Chelsea man Fikayo Tomori, who widely impressed during a loan stint with eventual promotion side Brighton & Hove Albion last term.
The 19-year-old has made a highly-rated regard on scouts across the country for his consistent displays on a domestic and international basis from the early years of his career up to this point.
Tomori, originally from Canada, has started a superb apprehension on the England coaches having accumulated fifteen caps so far for the Three Lions’ under-20 team, as well as a further five for the under-19 side.
During his spell on the south-coast last season, the centre-back racked up ten appearances which is hardly dubious considering it was the youngster’s first taste of professional football.
Although he has minimal Football League experience to his name, Fikayo Tomori is definitely abundant in quality and it would be a regrettable decision for Paul Heckingbottom to not consider bringing him in on loan from Chelsea.
Barnsley supporters, does your defence need quality over quantity? Does Tomori sound like a prospective proposition? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below!