League Two Plymouth Argyle have announced today that they have turned down what they class as a “derisory” offer for their captain Curtis Nelson.
The 23-year-old centre back made 54 appearances for the Pilgrims last season as they finished fifth in League Two but were beaten in the Play-Off Final at Wembley by AFC Wimbledon- the second successive season that both Nelson and Plymouth have suffered play-off heartache.
Nelson started his youth career at Stoke in 2002 but moved to Plymouth in 2008 and made his debut in 2009.
In the intervening seven years he has made 247 appearances and scored nine goals but is out of contract at the end of June. Due to being under 24 Plymouth can command a fee for Nelson and Barnsley have clearly tried to offer a price before it goes to a tribunal. This latter option looks the most likely however if The Reds do not significantly increase their so far unknown offer.
If Nelson does eventually move to Oakwell he would become the second Plymouth captain in two years to make the move after Conor Hourihane joined in 2014 and is now The Reds skipper.