Barnsley: Reds under '˜no presssure' to sell top players, insists Oakwell chief

Barnsley chief executive Gauthier Ganaye has stressed the club have no need to sell their top players this summer.

Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 7:48 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th June 2018, 11:12 am

The Frenchman revealed certain, unnamed, players have expressed a desire to ply their trade at a higher level than League One, without formally asking to leave the club.

Striker Kieffer Moore has caught the eye of a number of potential suitors and it is understood the club have turned down two six-figure bids for the player.

Three separate Championship clubs are understood to be keen in securing the 25-year-old’s services.

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But Ganaye insisted: “We’re not under any pressure to sell anybody. We are in a strong position because they are all under contract. I am sure some will go but we will also recruit.If anybody leaves it will be in our best interests and we’ll be in a position to replace them.

“Obviously, we’ve been relegated so I am sure everyone can understand that some have expressed a desire to play above League One level.”

The likes of Tom Bradshaw and Liam Lindsay are also expected to attract interest. Bradshaw has reportedly been on Reading’s radar for a while while Lindsay was touted with a big move back in January.

Welsh international Bradshaw, the club’s top scorer last season, would be a key asset for the Reds’ promotion push with a proven track record in League One with 20 goals apiece during his two seasons at Walsall.

Ganaye also expressed the fact the club will continue to do their business behind the scenes instead of in the public domain after constant messages from fans on social media asking for information.

He added: “As a club, we do fully understand that it can be frustrating for fans when they see rumours about us being linked with players coming in, players going out, but that’s constant in football. Rumours are constant; we can’t control that. It is certainly within the best interests of Barnsley Football Club to do its business quietly as it is for most clubs, so that’s something we will have to continue to do.”