Barnsley Suffer Transfer Setback

Barnsley have had a bid rejected by League Two side Salford City for defender Luke Bolton, as confirmed by BBC Sport journalist Simon Stone.

The full-back was a key part of Salford City’s 2022/23 run into the League Two play-off places, attracting the interest of League One promotion hopefuls Barnsley, ahead of a potential summer move.

Who is Luke Bolton?

The full-back was a product of the Manchester City academy and also enjoyed a loan stint with Wycombe Wanderers, before signing for Luton Town and then Dundee United also on separate loan spells. He joined Salford on a free transfer in January 2022.

Since joining the club, Bolton has made 69 appearances. In that time the 23-year-old has scored six goals and provided a further 10 assists for the League Two side.

Aiming to bounce back

Barnsley reached the League One play-off final last season, following their victory over Bolton Wanderers but were beaten at Wembley by Sheffield Wednesday.

Under a new manager, Barnsley will be eager to bounce back and return to the Championship at the second attempt next season but are in need of reinforcements ahead of the start of the season next month.

What’s been said?

According to BBC Sport, Barnsley have had a bid for the full-back rejected as Stone stated…

‘Bolton ended up with League Two side Salford and impressed to such an extent Barnsley have had a £400,000 bid for the wide player rejected.

Writer’s View

Luke Bolton is a highly rated full-back who can also operate further forward and has been a key asset to Salford City’s League Two campaign last season.

Barnsley need several new players ahead of the new season and I do think Bolton would be an excellent fit for the club although it’s unclear as to whether they will make a second bid for his services.

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