HITC reports that Barnsley defender Andy Yiadom is set to leave the relegated Tykes and possibly move instantly back into the Sky Bet Championship with Reading. The Ghanaian international full back is out of contract at Oakwell and is all but certain to move on following relegation.

Several clubs in the English second-tier will surely be interested in the player, but it is Reading who are supposedly at the front of that queue at this present moment. Yiadom has played over 60 times for Barnsley since making the move from Barnet in 2016. During this time, he won a place in the Ghana squad, following a string of impressive performances.

Leeds United are also said to be keen on a deal for the player. The full back position was a problem area for them this season, especially at left back, which is where 26-year-old Yiadom can play, in addition to the right side. A move into the Premier League to Swansea City came close this time last season, and possibly again in the January window, only for that to fall through. With Swansea dropping into the Championship, they too could be interested in him still, although they are yet to appoint a manager for next season, with Carlos Carvalhal set to depart the Liberty Stadium. The initial interest came when Paul Clement was manager of Swansea, and the former Chelsea coach is of course now in charge at Reading.

Whilst Yiadom is not likely to be at Oakwell next season, it is unclear where indeed he will be playing. However, it almost certainly looks set to be in the Sky Bet Championship.

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