Location a major factor as Tom Bradshaw leaves Barnsley

Striker Tom Bradshaw will complete a £1m move to Championship side Millwall this week, according to reports in the Yorkshire Post.

Andreas Winkler, one of the coaches at Oakwell, has confirmed that the 26-year old will leave the club once a medical has been completed. That medical is being undertaken this afternoon, with a view to the move being done and dusted ahead of the weekend’s fixtures.

“We are very disappointed. Everybody; the staff and players,” Winkler is reported as saying. “He is a really good player who fits into the squad and style of football and has personality and character. He’s a really nice guy.”

The German then clarified the motivation between the move, something that has been on and off all summer.

“It is not easy. It is a little bit complicated and a private situation. He wants to move to get close to the south. His girlfriend lives in the south and they want to raise a family. We understand, but from a football point of view, it’s disappointing.”

Bradshaw has previously played for Shrewsbury and Walsall prior to joining the Tykes. He’s scored 79 career goals from 279 outings, 17 of which have come in 79 Championship games with Barnsley.

Our View

This is a massive move for Bradshaw, it’s been muted most of the summer but now it finally looks like happening. It is a blow for Barnsley, although he’s scored once in their first five games and is replaceable.

They go to Scunthorpe this weekend with Kieffer Moore and Mamadou Thiam likely to lead the line.

 

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