Everton reject Barnsley bid for Joe Williams

Thursday, 4 January, 2018 0comments  |  Jump to last
Updated Everton have turned down an approach from Barnsley to sign Joe Williams on a permanent basis.

The Yorkshire club are believed to have offered £1m to turn the midfielder's current season-long loan into a full-time deal but the Blues have rejected the bid.

Williams, who was a member of the Everton U23s that won Premier League 2 last season, was on the fringes of the first team towards the end of last season and it is felt he could have a big future at Everton.

Tykes boss Paul Heggingbottom is quoted saying: "We did [make a bid], that's come out. I don't know where it's come from, whether it's been Everton's end, whether it's been agents.

"Yeah, there was a bid but that's it. [It] was rejected. I don't know [if we will make another offer]."

Williams has made 28 appearances for Barnsley and wowed their fans with a spectacular 30-yard goal against Burton Albion earlier this season that was named Championship Goal of the Month in October.