When Bruce named his team at Newport this evening, both Dan Barlaser and DeAndre Yedlin were not in the squad. Both have been linked with moves away and our initial thought was they were not being risked due to that.
The Chronicle is now reporting that Dan Barlaser will be the next to leave Newcastle this summer. Rotherham have had a bid accepted for the 23-year-old local lad.
According to Lee Ryder’s report, Barlaser had multiple clubs after him but preferred Rotherham, where he spent last season on loan. The playmaker played a massive roll in the Millers’ promotion to the Championship last season.
Newcastle have wisely inserted a 50% resale clause in the deal for Barlaser. So if Dan is sold in the future, Newcastle will receive half of the transfer fee. A similar clause reaped in around £3m when Ivan Toney was sold to Brentford earlier this summer.
We’re sad that Barlaser was unable to make it at Newcastle. However, he has improved immensely over the past few years and should do very well at Rotherham. Ultimately, he just wouldn’t have gotten enough playing time and at 23 years of age, he needs to be playing week in and week out.