Hibernian are interested in signing Barnsley midfielder Stevie Mallan this summer, according to the Scottish Sun.
The Scottish Premier League side, who are managed by former Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon, are keen to bring the 22-year-old back to Scotland.
Stevie Mallan joined Barnsley last summer form St Mirren for around £250,000. However, he has only played 9 games for the Tykes this season in the Championship. Barnsley will be playing in League One next season following their relegation and could offload Mallan after a disappointing first campaign in England for the midfielder.
He started his career at St Mirren and rose up through the youth ranks there. He broke into their first-team in the 2014/15 season when they were relegated to the Scottish Championship. Mallan became a key man for them in the second tier and scored 25 goals in two seasons to earn a move to Barnsley. He also gained 5 caps for Scotland’s Under-21’s.
Barnsley are expecting to offload a number of players this summer to balance their books and prepare for a promotion campaign next season. They are also in the hunt for a new manager after Jose Morias left after their relegation. Grant McCann, Wycombe Wanderers’ Gareth Ainsworth, Mick McCarthy and Simon Grayson have all been linked with the vacant hot seat.
Stevie Mallan’s career at Oakwell has not taken off and he could be on his way back to Scotland this summer with Hibernian.