Club Officials met with Jacob Mellis and his Parents on Friday 27 June. During the meeting it became clear that Jacob felt he needed a fresh challenge and that he would prefer to leave the Club than be part of the Club’s League One campaign.
The Club have therefore decided to withdraw the offer of a new contract to Jacob and he will now pursue opportunities away from Oakwell.
Jacob’s decision is disappointing after the opportunity that the Club afforded him over the last two seasons. However, the Club are only interested in having players completely committed to ensuring next season is as successful as possible and the Club ultimately return to the Championship.