Barnsley and Rotherham United are interested in signing Fulham’s George Williams according to a report from HITC Sport.

It is well-known how good the Fulham academy is for producing top quality players, just look at recent graduate Ryan Sessegnon, and Williams has been regarded as one of the best to come out of it in recent years. Despite that, he has struggled to break into the first team. Through a combination of injuries and bad luck, Williams has often been frozen out of the first team and had to go out on loan to get first team action.

So despite the 22-year-old forward being highly regarded at Craven Cottage, he looks set to leave the club at the end of his contract. And this has attracted the interest of two teams from South Yorkshire. Barnsley and Rotherham may be heading in opposite directions, with Barnsley being relegated while Rotherham got promoted after beating Shrewsbury Town in the play-off final, but both have decided that Williams would be great additions to their sides.

Rotherham will most likely have the advantage in the race to sign Williams as they are in the Sky Bet Championship and the chance to be a regular in that division will be a great opportunity for him. For Barnsley, who are yet to appoint a new manager after sacking Jose Morais, they will be looking to get promoted which may provide a more enjoyable playing experience for Williams rather than fighting against relegation like what will be expected with Rotherham.

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