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13 July 2023

Club News


13 July 2023

We are excited to announce that Luca Connell has signed a long-term contract extension at Oakwell.

The 22-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-year deal, with a further year option in the Club’s favour.

Winning our Young Player of the Season award in his first season with the Club, Connell made 48 appearances and contributed ten assists from the middle of the park during the 22/23 campaign.

The Republic of Ireland youth international netted twice during the previous season, two stunning volleys both on the travels for the Reds against Peterborough and Port Vale.

Barnsley FC CEO, Khaled El-Ahmad, discussed the extension: “We are pleased that Luca has chosen to continue his development at Oakwell.

“He made a great start to his Barnsley career last season, demonstrating his ability and maturity on the football pitch for a player of such a young age.

“We are excited to see Luca continue to see his progression and his development as a player and human being here in Barnsley.”

Connell spoke exclusively to iFollow Barnsley after signing his new deal: “It’s brilliant. I’m obviously grateful that the Club decided to reward me for my efforts last year.

“I’m just looking forward to getting this season underway as well and getting going again.”

Our central midfielder will be sponsored by DX for the upcoming campaign - thank you for their continued support.

Congratulations, Luca!

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