Blues to return with £5million bid for Barnsley’s Marc Roberts?


Barnsley’s player of the year has been attracting interest from a number of Championship clubs this month, including Blues.

Now, it is understood the club have rejected yet more bids from ‘two un-confirmed clubs’:


Roberts, who only has 12 months left on his contract, has featured 80 times for the Tykes since joining from Halifax Town.

Rumours online are Blues made an initial bid of around £3million for the Barnsley skipper, but the asking price is around the £5million mark. Whether or not Redknapp has made or is making that bid remains to be seen.

This move looks to be a ‘backup buy’, as it looks increasingly unlikely Terry will take up Redknapp’s offer to join him at Blues.

If Blues were to pay Terry 100k-a-week for one season, it would also amount to £5million.

However, Blues may have the last laugh over bitter rivals Aston Villa in signing Roberts, as they too are tracking the Barnsley man.


The 26-year-old has seen himself rise through the leagues and looks to be one of the strongest defenders in the league. Terry, on the other hand, is at the opposite stage of his career and only has one season left in him.

So all in all, if Blues do capture Roberts, it could prove to be a very good long-term deal.

What do you think, should Redknapp go back in for Roberts?


  1. Its a no brainer, Roberts would be a very good, long term investment. With the money Blues would have to pay to Terry , they could buy Roberts and probably two more quality players. I would think Harry, is well into lining up, who he needs to strengthen the squad. In football, as in life, nothing is guaranteed , but this coming season, while be a lot more entertaining, than the last one.

  2. So your headline states clearly that Blues are to return with a bid of £5m yet when you read your article it claims that this remains to be seen.

    So which is it? Make your mind up. Or are you using false headlines to hook people into your articles? If you are you’re s tosser.

  3. Steve o – unless it’s been added to the end of the headline since you posted, the question mark at the end of the headline suggests to me that the statement is speculative rather than assertive.


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