Barnsley winger Brad Potts has signed for Sky Bet Championship side Preston North End for an undisclosed fee, confirmed by the club website.
League One side Barnsley have confirmed that Brad Potts has signed for Sky Bet Championship side Preston North End for an undisclosed fee.
Former Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom brought Brad Potts to Barnsley in the summer of 2017 and he has played almost 70 games, scoring 11 goals at Oakwell, including seven in 26 games this season so far.
Preston North End Manager Alex Neil is delighted to have signed Brad Potts from Barnsley as he told the club website: “It is especially pleasing with the injuries that we have had of late. We have got three players who we have been tracking and it is nice to get them done.”
“Brad is a player we have been watching for a while. He has got goals in his game, both last year in the Championship and again this year. He has really good energy, is a good age and good size. He is a has a good presence and we are looking forward to working with him and hopefully improving.”
Barnsley’s Chief Executive Gauthier Ganaye said this about the departure of Brad Potts: “Brad has been an excellent servant of the club for 18-months and has been a gentleman from the moment he signed. For that, we wish him nothing but the very best on his move to Preston. We have made a significant profit on this transfer which brings long-term sustainability to the club and allows us to reinvest short-term in the squad. We have also kept an interest in Brad’s future, he now leaves with everyone’s genuine best wishes.”
Here is how Barnsley fans reacted to the departure of Brad Potts to Preston North End for an undisclosed fee –
4-4-2 with no one-on the wing
— Sam (@SamJennison4) January 3, 2019
— Adam (@adamhaywood_) January 3, 2019
— Jake (@JakeDobson96) January 3, 2019
No ambition then. Just a club that develops youngsters & sells them on. Can't compete in the Championship with that policy…
— Stephen Wood (@woodbine46) January 3, 2019
Bad, bad, bad. Same old Barnsley selling the family silver. They better have a replacement because if we don't go up this year the attendances will plummet next year. The fans are getting sick of all the talent being sold off.
— Alan Lewis (@yetton_rant) January 3, 2019