Hayes Hits Out At Club

Last updated : 31 May 2007 By Rob Miles (barnsley Boy)

Reds striker Paul Hayes has hit out at the club's new contract offer calling it "disrespectful"

Speaking to Radio Sheffield Hayes, who's two year contract is up this summer says he believes the club have simply offered him a new contract so that if any other club wants him they will have to pay a fee for him, like The Reds did when they purchased him from Scunthorpe in 2005, as the player is under the age of 24.

Hayes is attracting interest from Southend United and his former club
Scunthorpe who have just won promotion to the Championship.

It has become clear the player is no longer in Simon Davey's plans but the club are looking to recoup back some of the £150,000 they were forced to pay for him 2 years ago.

Hayes told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I can see where the club is coming from by what they've offered me but there's nothing in there that suggests they really want me to stay," he said.

"They've offered me a deal I feel is a bit disrespectful, they're worried they won't get any money for me if I leave."

Hayes added: "If Barnsley want to sit down and negotiate I will listen to them but I've had no communication from them about that.

"They've basically told me to sign the contract or go."