Scott Golbourne has today departed Oakwell for Wolverhampton Wanderers after the two clubs agreed a fee.
The defender, who joined Barnsley in January 2012 from Exeter, has signed a three-year deal with Kenny Jackett’s Wolves side.
Reds Manager David Flitcroft said in yesterday's press conference, “We’ve known about the bid for about two weeks now,” said Flitcroft. “Wolves wanted to do the business and came in for Scott.
“Initially he didn’t want to leave, he didn’t want to go and play League One football because he’s worked desperately hard to get himself to the Championship and then last season stay in the Championship.
“So, initially, the talks were that he wanted to stay and then whatever happens, whether he’s been got at or whatever, Scott’s decided he wants to leave the football club and club, rightly so, have decided that the price is good and we’ll accept the bid.
“He wants to go and play for Wolves, that’s the bottom line. It doesn’t matter how you try and keep a player if his heart’s not in it and his head’s not in it. You’re pushing water up a hill. I feel the last two week his head and heart’s not been with us, but before that his commitment to the club’s been impeccable.
“He’s one of the most professional players we’ve had the pleasure of dealing with. He goes with our blessing, I just wish the last two games he’d have produced the football I know he’s capable of.”
The 25-year-old from Bristol made 53 appearances for the Reds in total.