The January transfer window is just around the corner and for Barnsley fans it could be one of the most important months in a while.
The Tykes are currently 23rd in the Championship with just County Derby below them, and if the Rams hadn’t had 21 points deducted earlier in the season then Yorkshire’s outfit would be at their lowest.
Poya Asbaghi has a lot of work to do to turn the tide at the club and business may need to be done next month to refresh the squad for the second half of the campaign
What moves can be made at Oakwell as a new transfer window closes? Let’s look at three talking points that may be occurring in the boardroom at this time.
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Woodrow in West Brom?
Barnsley skipper Cauley Woodrow has not had the best season so far, scoring just four times for the Tykes and he has criticized parts of the fanbase for being ‘fickle’ as performances faltered. collapsed.
Woodrow has never failed to hit double-digit in one season for Barnsley since joining the club in 2018, but he might not surpass his current mark if West Brom steps for him in the January window.
The Athletic believe Woodrow is on Valerian Ismael’s target list at The Hawthorns, with the Frenchman potentially considering a reunion with the man who helped his side qualify for the play-offs last season.
Would Barnsley consider a seven-figure bid for Woodrow? We will potentially have to wait and see.
A reminder for Kane?
Herbie Kane is Oakwell’s forgotten man, having signed for Liverpool in 2020 after loan spells at Doncaster and Hull City.
It hasn’t quite worked out for the 23-year-old midfielder since that permanent change – he made 24 league games last season, but they were mostly on the bench as Valérien Ismael didn’t feel like it. to use it from the start.
After securing a loan to Oxford United from League One on the transfer deadline day in August, Kane is revitalized and has four assists at third tier this season.
Barnsley is considering recalling Kane, according to the Chronicle, and it might be good for Asbaghi to watch him and it could be a fresh start for the midfielder.
Interest in Uros Djurdjevic?
With Woodrow’s potential departure for West Brom, a striker would almost certainly be needed in January.
And like World football league Barnsley reported last week is one of many English clubs interested in Montenegrin international striker Uros Djurdjevic, who plies his trade in the second tier of Spanish football with Sporting Gijon.
He has six goals in 17 appearances at this level this season and was apparently offered to clubs on the UK shores before January.
Would he be a good candidate for Barnsley? Who knows, but he’s got a lot of experience and at 27 he’s probably peaking now.