Barnsley withdraw winger’s offer

Barnsley's Tomasz Cywka
Barnsley's Tomasz Cywka

Barnsley winger Tomasz Cywka has not rejected a new contract, insist the club.

But a club spokesperson revealed that the Reds withdrew Cywka’s contract offer this week because the player had taken ‘too long’ to make his decision.

“There’s no truth in the reports that Tomasz Cywka rejected his contract, the club withdrew it’s offer to him because he had taken too long to decide” said the spokesperson. Polish midfielder Cywka was one of only FOUR players to be offered new deals to stay at Oakwell.

He joined the Reds in August 2012, on a free transfer and an initial one-year deal. The 25-year-old penned a new one-year deal the following summer, but is now out-of-contract.

Dubliner Stephen Dawson rejected a new deal at Oakwell, while winger Jim O’Brien has until Friday to decide on his future.

O’Brien has been linked with a move to Rotherham United. But Millers’ boss Steve Evans has played down reports that he is interested in the Scot.

Meanwhile, the Reds won’t confirm how long midfielder Jacob Mellis, the last of the four players to be offered a contract, has to decide.

Mellis, aged 23, signed a two-year deal with the Reds back in June 2012, but is also still mulling over this future like O’Brien.

Reds boss Danny Wilson has revealed he has a significant number of transfer targets and is keen to start re-building his squad for next season with pre-season training due to start in less than a month.

Wilson has offered four Academy players professional deals ahead of next season and has hinted that they could feature in League One.

But the manager has yet to sign any new players with a pre-season trip to Italy fast approaching.