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5 January 2023

Club News


5 January 2023

The Reds are delighted to welcome the 23-year-old forward to Oakwell!

Barnsley Football Club is pleased to confirm its first piece of business during the January transfer window, with the temporary addition of Cardiff City striker Max Watters until the end of the 2022/23 campaign.

The Camden-born youngster first rose to prominence two years ago as his exploits in front of goal for Crawley Town – scoring 16 times in 19 appearances for the Red Devils – saw him move to Wales in January of 2021 for a reported seven-figure fee.

Watters spent the first half of last season on-loan in Sky Bet League One with MK Dons, scoring seven goals in his 14 appearances for the Buckinghamshire outfit before returning to the Welsh capital and immediately scoring his first Bluebirds goal.

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He would continue to start regularly for Cardiff as they fought their way to survival last term, but after featuring in the opening eight weeks of the current Sky Bet Championship season, Max has fallen out of favour at the Cardiff City Stadium and arrives at Oakwell looking to recapture his goalscoring form.

Upon signing for the Reds, Watters admitted that he’s itching to get started:

CEO of Barnsley Football Club, Khaled El-Ahmad, added: “We are pleased that Max has joined us here at Barnsley.

“He is a hungry young player with experience across the EFL and we’re looking forward to seeing him perform within Michael Duff’s system.

“It was important to strengthen the squad as soon as possible and we thank Cardiff City for working with us to get the move over the line.”

An interview with our brand new striker will be available on iFollow Barnsley shortly.

Welcome to Oakwell, Max Watters!

Our new signing is available to sponsor for the rest of the 22/23 campaign. Please contact the team here at Oakwell either via email or by calling us on 01226 211211. 

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