Hibernian manager Neil Lennon is thought to be weighing up a move for out of favour Barnsley midfielder Stevie Mallan this summer according to reports by the Edinburgh Evening News.

The Leith club are threatened with potential departures this summer with midfield duo Dylan McGeouch and John McGinn two of the most likely players to leave Easter Road.

It has now been reported that Hibernian could opt to move for Barnsley midfielder Mallan this summer should the 22-year-old fail to appear in The Tykes’ new manager’s plans. Mallan struggled for first team opportunities under former Barnsley boss Jose Morais and the player faces an anxious wait to learn of his future at Oakwell as the club search for a new manager.

Barnsley are believed to have paid a transfer fee of around £200,000 to sign Mallan from St Mirren 12 months ago and the South Yorkshire club are likely to command a similar fee if they are to allow the midfielder to move on.

Mallan was one of the first names on the teamsheet at former club St Mirren but has managed just nine appearances for Barnsley. The midfielder was not used by The Tykes in the final weeks of the season as they fell through the relegation trapdoor in the Sky Bet Championship.


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