Marc Roberts deal to be ‘completed before the weekend’


The sale of Marc Roberts is likely to be completed ‘before the weekend’, according to a well known journalist.

Blues have been linked with a move for the 6ft 4 defender, with Hull City the latest team to be interested.

Jonathan Buchan, of BBC Radio Sheffield, tweeted:

‘#Barnsleyfc CEO Gauthier Ganaye tells me the sale of Captain Mark Roberts will probably be completed before the weekend’.

But Blues are the front runners in this one. The fee is believed to be around the £4-5million mark.

What’s worth noting is Gary Rowett tried to sign the 26-year-old during his time at Blues for a mere £1.5million. How one season can change things, eh?

In short, here’s what Barnsley boss Heckingbottom had to say on the move:

“We have had bids in for Robbo, so that is something that is ongoing.

“But until we get something that is right for us as a club, then it is pointless doing anything because he is our captain and was excellent for us last season.

Roberts joined the Tykes in 2015 from Halifax on a free transfer. With 84 appearances and six goals under his belt in his two seasons at the club and a player of the year award, there’s no wonder he’s highly sort after.

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