Eire’s Luca Connell agrees three-year deal at Barnsley following launch from Celtic


LUCA CONNELL HAS agreed a three-year cope with Barnsley following his launch from Celtic. 

There have been excessive hopes for the Eire U21 worldwide when he moved to Glasgow from Bolton Wanderers in 2019. 

Liverpool-born Connell had made his Championship debut at 17 and went on to seem 12 instances for Bolton within the 2018/19 season. 

Nonetheless, it didn’t work out as deliberate for the midfielder in Scotland. He was unable to interrupt into the Hoops’ first workforce and spent two mortgage spells at Queen’s Park.

Regardless of having the choice to increase his contract for one more 12 months, the Scottish Premiership winners opted to launch him initially of this month.  

However Connell, who was concerned with Eire’s senior workforce at a Portuguese coaching camp in 2019, has discovered a brand new residence at Oakwell. 

The Tykes have been relegated from the Championship final season – ending backside of the desk. 

“I’m over the moon to lastly get it achieved,” Connell stated.

Through the years there’s been some hypothesis about it taking place, however I’m lastly right here and I’m joyful to be a Barnsley participant.

“My agent is from Barnsley, so he’s instructed me in regards to the historical past of the membership. He introduced [Conor] Hourihane and [Kieran] Trippier to the membership, so there’s excessive requirements. I simply know that we have to bounce again to get this membership again the place it belongs.”


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Barnsley chief government, Khaled El-Ahmad, added: “We’re happy that Luca has chosen Barnsley to proceed his promising profession and are wanting ahead to seeing his improvement in a Reds shirt.”

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