Barnsley: Reds target highly-rated Northern Irish winger

Glentoran's Jordan Stewart
Glentoran's Jordan Stewart
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Barnsley are in the hunt for highly-rated Northern Irish youngster Jordan Stewart.

The Star understands that the Reds have made a five-figure bid for the 20 year old winger which has been turned down by the player’s club, Glentoran.

Stewart broke into the Glentoran side two seasons ago and has since been a regular in the team, helping the Belfast club to the Irish Cup last year by setting up the winning goal against Portadown.

The tricky attacker has been the subject of much interest from English clubs and in the past year has had trials at Middlesbrough and Peterborough.

It is believed that the Northern Ireland Football League Premiership side are holding out for a higher price for Stewart than was initially offered - thought to be in the region of £25,000 - but are willing to negotiate should Barnsley come back with a new offer.

Stewart signed a new contract at Glentoran in January which runs until the end of the 2017/18 season.

He has made 80 appearances, including a recent Europa League tie against Slovakian side MSK Zilina, scoring 24 goals.

Meanwhile, want-away youngster Mason Holgate is reportedly training with Manchester United ahead of a potential move to Old Trafford.

The 18-year-old is in the final year of his contract and has turned down a new deal to stay at Oakwell, with several Premier League clubs said to be interested.

Holgate made 22 appearances last term in his breakthrough season, and the right-back is thought to be valued at £1 million.

Goalkeeper Ross Turnbull finally made the move to Leeds United yesterday.

The 30 year old, who joined Barnsley from Doncaster Rovers at the beginning of last season has agreed a two-year deal with Uwe Rosler’s side, with no fee handed over.

Turnbull made 27 appearances for the Reds last season but lost his place in the side following a 5-1 hammering by Crawley Town in February with Adam Davies taking up the number one spot.