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Even though the Tykes are currently struggling to stay afloat in the Championship and it still remains to be seen what exactly is going to happen to the season as a whole, there were some transfers in their history that caught the eye of the public.
When it comes to their own transfer records and the most expensive players to arrive at the club, the list is not that big nor is it fresh at all. Barnsley record-holder is still Gjorgji Hristov who joined the club for £2m as a 21-year-old lad back in 1997/98, beating the former record-holder, Ashley Ward.
The then 26-year-old centre-forward, Ward, joined in the January of 1997 for £1.6m and is still the club’s second most expensive signing in their history. Still, the situation is somewhat better when it comes to departures.
Just a season after he joined the club, Ward was sold to Blackburn for a reported fee of £5.6m, a figure they are yet to eclipse more than 20 years in the future. They did come quite close in 2016/17 with the £5.3m sale of Alfie Mawson to Swansea City.
Interestingly enough, two of their 2019/20 signings, Luke Thomas from Derby and Patrick Schmidt from Admira Wacker, became their sixth and seventh-most expensive signings at £1.2m and £1m respectively.
They may not be the biggest of clubs at the moment, but the Tykes have had some historic players don their colours in the past. We simply have to mention some of the greats who were once bought only to end up making a huge mark on both their fanbase and immediate future.
The likes of Conor Hourihane, who joined from Plymouth Argyle in 2014, or Patrick James McCourt who wouldn’t really stay for long but still had a big impact on the squad. There are also some of the older players like Arjan de Zeeuw or former captain Neil Redfearn, just to name a couple.
Of course, we should also not forget that John Stones was once part of the Barnsley squad, having clawed his way from their academy. Even though he didn’t really spend too long at the club as a whole, his transfer away ended up being a springboard that would eventually propel him to the heights he’s reached now.