According to a report from the Yorkshire Post, Championship new boys Barnsley are closing in on a deal to sign striker Conor Chaplin from League One side Coventry City.

We reported here on The72 earlier this month that Barnsley were keen to sign Coventry City striker Conor Chaplin this summer, with a £700,000 move being made by the Tykes ahead of their return to Championship football.

Now, it has been revealed that a deal which will see Chaplin make the move to Oakwell is close to completion. The former Portsmouth striker is in Yorkshire to further discuss the finer details of the deal including personal terms, with a medical set to take place as well.

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A “breakthrough” in negotiations was made when the Sky Blues accepted Barnsley’s returned offer, having had a bid for Chaplin turned down earlier this summer.

At the age of just 22, Chaplin has already amassed a significant amount of experience at Football League level. He came through the youth academy at Portsmouth and went on to make his breakthrough into senior football at Fratton Park.

After making his debut for Pompey back in December 2014, Chaplin went on to play in 122 games for Portsmouth, netting 25 goals and laying on seven assists before making a move to Coventry City last summer. In the 2018/19 season, Chaplin played 32 times for Coventry, scoring eight goals as Mark Robins’ side finished in 8th place.

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Now, with Chaplin in Barnsley to close the deal, it seems a matter of time before Barnsley confirm the signing of the Coventry City man.


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