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Andy Yiadom Agrees To Join Reading FC.

17 May 2018

Defender will leave Oakwell after two years with the Reds.

Barnsley Football Club can confirm Andy Yiadom will depart the Club to join Reading FC in the Sky Bet Championship.

Yiadom turned down the opportunity of a new contract at Oakwell and will join the Royals when his current deal expires. 

The defender made 66 appearances for the Reds after joining from Barnet in the summer of 2016, mainly as either a left or right-back. His leadership abilities both on and off the field lead to Yiadom being named captain in January 2018. 

Everyone at Barnsley Football Club would like to thank Andy for his efforts and wish him every success in his future career. 

Following his departure, Andy Yiadom wanted to issue the following statement:

I would like to thank everyone connected to Barnsley Football Club. The fans are unreal and have been since I joined, they’ve supported me from the first minute to the last. As well as the fans, the coaching staff and all the players I have played with at Barnsley. 

Then there is the office staff as well who were always great and helpful to me, I’ll miss every member of the club. And a very special mention to Patrick Cryne who first spotted me and got me to Barnsley.

I’ll be forever in debt to Barnsley for taking me into the Championship and letting me show what I can do on a big platform. I’m truly forever grateful and although it didn’t end how we all wanted, I have had some great memories along the way. 

The time is right for me to move on, and take on another opportunity. 

Once again thanks for everything and I’ll always be keeping a eye out. 

You Reds.


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