Barnsley: Reds swoop to sign Cole Kpekawa from QPR

Barnsley have completed the signing of left-back Cole Kpekawa from Queens Park Rangers.

Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 12:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 2:41 pm
Paul Heckingbottom

As stated in The Star yesterday, the Reds have finalised a deadline day deal for the promising defender.

The 20-year-old has penned a three-year contract at Oakwell for a fee understood to be around £450,000.

After agreeing a fee with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side earlier this week, the player passed his medical and agreed personal terms with the club.

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And Reds manager Paul Heckingbottom is delighted with the signing.

Heckingbottom said: “He’s ambitious and wants to be here, and that was the key.

“He’s demonstrated all the ability and determination to be a Championship player and I can’t wait to get him integrated with the group.”

The defender has signed primarily as a left-back but can also provide cover at centre-back if required.