Speaking to the Sheffield Star, Barnsley chief executive Gautheir Ganaye confirms that some of the money received from Marc Roberts’ sale to Brimingham City will be used to sign new players. The Reds captain was the latest big name to be sold by the Oakwell club.
In recent seasons, the Tykes have become something of a selling club as bigger clubs come in with higher bids and great budgets, making it hard for Barnsley to keep their better players. James Bree, Conor Hourihane, Sam Winnall, Mason Holgate and John Stones are just some of the names to depart. Marley Warkins and Josh Scowen both rejected new deals to join other Championship clubs this summer too.
With Barnsley fans becoming concerned about another player sold, Ganaye has been quick to confirm that manager Paul Heckingbottom is still free to sign new players,
“We will use part of the money to rebuild the team.
“We have already seen some players come in and we’re still looking for players.
“We know what players we want for certain positions and we have been in contact with clubs, agents and players.
“Our business is going quite well, we just need to make it happen. We still have time to do it.”
Heckingbottom has already been one of the busiest EFL manager’s in the off-season in terms of adding new signings. Seven to be precise. Zeki Fryers, Lloyd Isgrove, Liam Lindsay, Stevie Mallan, Jason McCarthy, Cameron McGeehan and Ethan Pinnock have all been recruited for the upcoming campaign.