Liam Lindsay was marked down to become an Oxford United player after they had a fee agreed and the young defender had travelled down for talks.
That particular line of enquiry and action broke down last night, the youngster deciding not to sign for the League One club citing concerns about manager stability as behind his reasoning. According to another BBC Sport article announcing this news, Lindsay is “reluctant to move” to Oxford United in the current circumstances “if a change of manager is imminent.”
With Lindsay walking away from talks, this opened up doors to other opportunities with some wondering whether Leeds United, who are short of cover at centre-back, might step in and rekindle their interest from six months prior.
However, Sun journalist Alan Nixon says on his personal Twitter that although Oxford aren’t out of the running, they do face stiff competition from Championship side Barnsley – tweet below.
Both Barnsley and Oxford’s interest will have been piqued by a series of consistent displays as Lindsay turned out 36 times for Partick in last season’s SPL competition. In these 36 appearances he scored six goals whilst providing one assist.
But it was a mixture of his consistent displays and potential that drew attention of many but finally led to the concrete interest of Oxford United, and now South Yorkshire side Barnsley.
Should any interest from Barnsley, Oxford or any other side not materialise, BBC Sport end their report of the transfer talks breakdown by saying that Lindsay “is content to stay with the Jags for now.”