Once again Barnsley have been linked with a summer move for Hibernian striker Derek Riordan.
The 27 year old former Scottish international has been linked with a move to Oakwell every summer since the club’s return to the Championship in 2006, and is even believed to have held talks with ex manager Simon Davey in 2007.
But now after bagging 16 goals for Hibs, who today secured qualification to the Europa League with a 2-0 win at Dundee United, the Sunday People have stoked the fires about a £400,000 move down south for the ex Celtic man.
Robins has already raided Scottish football once this week by poaching winger Jim O’Brien on a free transfer from Motherwell.
The Sunday People’s Hotline page reports:
“Barnsley boss Mark Robins wants to sign Hibs goal-machine Derek Riordan – and give him a belated crack at English football.
Riordan, 27, could leave this summer for about £400,000 after previous moves south fell through.
Robins has already clinched a deal for Motherwell striker Jim O’Brien.