Barnsley are set to land St Mirren’s Stevie Mallan for a £200K fee despite initially sending the bid to a fan website according to a report from the Daily Record.
The Tykes have been interested in the 21-year-old midfielder due to the great form he has been in north of the border, so they decided to try and sign him this summer. So they decided to send an offer worth £200K to the club, instead this went a bit wrong. Instead of sending it to the actual club, they ended up sending it to the fan website ‘Black & White Army’, with them claiming they received the bid in their e-mail inbox.
As said above in the tweet, it is believed the mistake happened because Barnsley accidentally sent the e-mail to the stmirren.co.uk domain, the one owned by Black & White Army, instead of the stmirren.com domain which is actually owned by the club.
But now that this problem has been resolved, with Barnsley resending the offer to the club as well as the fan website claiming they forwarded the e-mail to an executive at the club. And now that the offer resides in the hands of the actual club, it appears that this deal is set to move forward and be completed in the next few days.
When Mallan does eventually sign for Barnsley, the club will be delighted to add a talented young midfielder. With his ability to score top quality goals, he will be seen as a replacement for Conor Hourihane who left in January to join Aston Villa.