Confirmed Transfer Matty James loaned to Barnsley

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Leicester City midfielder Matty James will join Championship side Barnsley on loan until January 2021, subject to Football League approval.

The 29-year-old joined City from Manchester United in May 2012 and has gone on to feature 117 times in all competitions for the Foxes, scoring six goals.

James will now link up with the South Yorkshire side for a second time, after previously spending a successful time on loan in the 2016/17 season, making 18 appearances and netting once.

Barnsley are currently 21st in the Championship and are next in action against Bristol City at Oakwell Stadium on Saturday.

Blue Maniac

Alzheimers sufferer
117 games in 8 years. Jesus wept. That’s a bad enough stat, but consider that 99 of those were in the first three years.

Here, lad, have another contract...

Ike O'Noclassed

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I'd love to know the story of him getting a contract extension. Where was the urgency or need? Or was it old boys club? And the length is just staggering.

Well, it was a few days before the Transfer Window for August 2017 slammed shut, Mendy was exiled to Nice for a season's loan, and Drinky was about to finagle his way to Chelsea. Iborra and Silva were not quite firing yet (or ever), so I guess it seemed like a good idea. IIRC a rumour at the time was that the Shaggers were after him and a contract extension, notionally, put the price up.

We can laugh about it now....


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Shaggers supposedly offered something like 7m for him. Maybe we expected the price of glue to rocket post brexit?
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