Barnsley have triggered the one-year extension in the contract of striker Victor Adeboyejo. The 23-year-old is now set to remain at Oakwell until at least 2022.
Victor Adeboyejo Extends Barnsley Contract
✍️ The Reds have triggered a 12-month extension in @Victor_Ade_9‘s contract.
Big Vic remains a Red until at least 2022!
— Barnsley FC (@BarnsleyFC) February 23, 2021
Hard Work Paying Off
Having had two unsuccessful loan spells away from Barnsley, at Bristol Rovers and Cambridge United, the Nigerian has had to work extremely hard to force his way into Valerian Ismael’s plans, but the effort is paying off.
Speaking to the club website, Barnsley CEO Dane Murphy said: “We are delighted with the progress that Victor is making and he is continuing to make effective contributions to the team each game.
“Victor has worked extremely hard throughout his time at the Club, from under 23s to the senior squad, and he is reaping the rewards now with regular first team football under Valérien Ismaël.
“We hope he can continue to impress and add to his goal tally.”
Contributions This Season
While he may only have two goals to his name this season, Adeboyejo faces a lot of competition for places, particularly from star man Cauley Woodrow and January signing Carlton Morris, who has scored in each of his last three games for the Tykes.
Add Conor Chaplin, Dominik Frieser and loan signing Daryl Dike, and there is certainly not a lot of room for so many players.
However, the club have clearly seen what Adeboyejo can offer them. He is a big presence up front and has come up with two important goals this season – netting the winners against both Derby County and Preston North End late last year.
If he can continue his physical performances, something the manager is keen for his strikers to do, and add a few more goals to his game, he will certainly repay the faith Barnsley have shown in him by triggering the extension.