Derby County target star Barnsley midfielder as Max Bird replacement

Kane has featured in all but a handful of league games for Barnsley this season and with his previous experience in the Liverpool set-up, he has been around top flight players and coaches.Kane has featured in all but a handful of league games for Barnsley this season and with his previous experience in the Liverpool set-up, he has been around top flight players and coaches.
Kane has featured in all but a handful of league games for Barnsley this season and with his previous experience in the Liverpool set-up, he has been around top flight players and coaches.

Derby County have been linked with Barnsley midfielder Herbie Kane who is set to become a free agent this summer.

According to the Sun Journalist Alan Nixon, the Rams are targeting the 25 year-old who has been a big part of Barnsley’s success over the past few years.

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Despite Barnsley’s playoff heartbreak, Kane has had a fantastic season at Oakwell. The midfielder scored nine goals in 41 appearances and recorded five assists.

He can play in multiple centre midfield roles whether more defensive or attacking which could be useful for the Rams as they need plenty of midfield depth.

With Conor Hourihane, Korey Smith, Louie Sibley, Liam Thompson and Ebou Adams all out of contract in the summer, Paul Warne will need to invest in the centre of midfield.

Kane has previously played for Oxford United, Doncaster and Hull City after leaving Liverpool’s youth system on loan back in 2018.

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Barnsley brought in the midfielder for £1.2 million in 2020 and he has since made over 120 appearances for the Tykes, scoring 14 goals and 12 assists.

The 25 year-old would be a great addtion as a player with plenty of experience but also youth still on his side. As Derby revamp their squad, Herbie Kane will be exactly the sort of player that Paul Warne will need to bring in.

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