The 21-year-old attacker has today signed a two-and-a-half-year contract at Oakwell.Signing on a permanent deal, subject to international clearance, from Premier League side Swansea City, the talented and highly rated Hedges has been snapped up quickly by Head Coach Paul Heckingbottom who secures another deadline day arrival.
The versatile 21-year-old can comfortably operate down either wing or as a striker, with his power, height and pace being his main attributes.
With nearly 50 Football League appearances already to his name, the 6ft 3’ Welshman has enjoyed a promising start to his career and now moves to Oakwell ready to bolster the Reds attack.
As well as Football League experience, Hedges has gained International recognition with Wales who he has represented at Under 19 and Under 21 levels, with a total of 16 caps to his name.
Reds Head Coach Paul Heckingbottom was pleased to strengthen his attacking options and commented on the deal by saying, “Ryan is a fantastic acquisition for us and I’m delighted to bring him into our ever growing squad of talented, young and hungry players. He’s had a few loan spells in his career so far and performed excellently, so we know that he has the potential to grow into a top class footballer. One of the key reasons why we have signed him his for his style of play which fits the Barnsley Football Club philosophy. He’s quick, direct, strong and we know that we can develop him further. Ryan has bags of raw talent and with the right kind of coaching he can become a big asset for this Club.”
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Ryan Hedges in action for Swansea City