Further to terms being agreed last week, we are delighted to announce that George Moncur has today completed his move to the Reds by signing a three year contract at Oakwell. The 22-year-old has teamed up with the Reds today for the start of pre-season training.
A product of West Ham's illustrious Academy system, the talented midfielder scored 14 times last season, including twice against the Reds.
On securing the midfielders signature, Reds Head Coach Paul Heckingbottom commented, “We’ve been tracking George’s progress for some time so I’m absolutely delighted to get this transfer over the line. He’s a huge talent and was a stand-out player for Colchester, so it’s a big signing and a fantastic addition to the squad.
Having met George in person and spoken with him in depth, it’s clear that he fits the bill in terms of the type of player that we want representing Barnsley Football Club. In addition to his footballing abilities, he’s down to earth, ambitious, hard-working and has the drive and energy to build a successful career in the game. George looks ready for the challenge of the Championship and I’m looking forward to him linking up with the squad for pre-season training later this week".
Speaking exclusively to barnsleyfc.co.uk, George said, "From the minute I heard Barnsley were interested I wanted to come here. I really like the way Paul presented the Club and I think it’s going to be great for me this year playing in the Championship. I know it’s a higher level but if I play how I know I can, then I believe I can make the step up and continue to progress.
I like to get myself on the ball, get it popping about and contribute with plenty of goals. I scored 14 goals last season and want to and go higher next season. There have been some quality additions to the squad already, and with the Club heading back to the Championship it’s an exciting time to be here and I can't wait to get going!".
Watch the video below to see a selection of George's goals from the 2015/16 Season! An interview with George Moncur will soon be available to view on Barnsley Player HD.