Young prospect commits his future to the Reds.
Barnsley Football Club are delighted to announce that 18-year-old Matty Wolfe has signed a new contract at Oakwell, until 2021.
A highly-promising and talented Yorkshire-born central midfielder, Wolfe is the latest to have progressed through multiple academy age groups and is now looking to break into Daniel Stendel’s first team.
The young, English midfielder, was presented with the prestigious ‘Academy Player of the Year’ award at the end of the 2016/17 season, showcasing very early how highly he was rated at Oakwell.
After signing his new deal, Wolfe said: “I’m over the moon to sign and dedicate my future to Barnsley. It’s nice that the club have shown faith in me whilst I’ve been out injured, so I just want to repay them now I am back fit. I feel like the last 12 months has made me stronger, I’ve overcome a few set-backs and niggles. I feel a lot more confident in myself for that. I now just want to try and contribute to the team in any way that I can, whatever way that is.”
Despite suffering an injury which has kept him out for the majority of the 2018/19 so far, Head Coach Daniel Stendel has seen enough talent to decide he wanted Matty to be a part of his future plans.
He said: “I haven’t had a long time to work with Matty yet, but what I have seen has been really encouraging and we know he should be here with us to develop further. We’ve seen many young players so far doing well and that is the plan, to continue this, so we are really happy Matty has agreed to sign and be a part of the club. He now needs to keep working hard and show us in training what he can bring to the squad as we look to go on our way.”
Chief Executive Gauthier Ganaye commented on extending another contract, shortly before Christmas: “Matty has been rewarded for his commitment and effort, both on and off the pitch. We fully believe that he has a big future ahead of him and we are obviously really happy that his future will be with us. He has been injured this season and we have to thank the club’s medical team, especially Craig Sedgwick, for getting him back to fitness now. We look forward to seeing Matty back in action over the coming weeks and this is without doubt another big compliment to the hard work of the academy.”