Barnsley have signed Bury youngster Callum Styles for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal, confirmed by the club website.
Barnsley have signed Bury youngster Callum Styles for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal with an option for a further year.
The 18-year-old midfielder made his Bury debut in May 2016, he became the first footballer born in the 21st century to play in the Football League. Since then, he has made a further 26 appearances for Bury, including an outstanding display at the weekend in Bury’s 1-0 victory over Yeovil Town on the opening day of the Sky Bet League Two season.
Bury manager Ryan Lowe said: “I’m happy for Callum and his family that he’s got a move to a good club like Barnsley where we feel that the next stage of his progression and development will come. They’re going to be good for him, but him staying with us and developing is going to be good for them, so we’re happy that it’s a mixture as we wanted to keep him.”
“We’ll get him at least until January, which could potentially be longer. Callum is quite happy with that as he feels that he still wants to play games and that he still has a lot to do for us because of where we are trying to get to.”
“Callum was brought back into the First Team environment during my interim period last season; he was a breath of fresh air for us and was one of our star players. He’s come back in pre-season fitter and stronger. It was only a matter of time until a football club at a higher level invested in Callum’s services.”