Barnsley Football Club is delighted to confirm the signing of Wrexham’s young striker, Kayden Jackson.
The exciting young forward has signed a two-year contract at Oakwell after the Reds agreed an undisclosed fee with Wrexham.
“There were a few other clubs in the mix offering me certain deals,” he said. “But as soon as I spoke to the gaffer and Ben (Mansford) here and saw the plan they had for the club and the way they wanted to go forward, as soon as I saw that I thought it matched me perfectly. I want to continue to develop.
An exciting young striker with blistering pace, Kayden told Barnsley PlayerHD why he chose Barnsley over several other interested parties.
The 22-year-old is now officially the fastest player amongst the Barnsley squad after completing sprint testing for part of his medical assessment at Oakwell.
“I admire the way they play. It’s very rare you see in this day and age two attacking wingers and two attacking strikers. As a striker you want to be playing 4-4-2 and two wingers getting down the wing and putting balls into the box.”
“I’ve got bundles of pace as a lot of people have probably heard,” he added. “I like to get at defenders and not give them a minute’s peace. I like to be scoring goals.”
Reds Head Coach Paul Heckingbottom added, "We're really thrilled to have Kayden choose us over other clubs. He has pace to burn, likes to get at defenders and will fit in nicely to the way we play. He has brilliant potential and we're excited to have him on board."