BARNSLEY goalkeeper Luke Steele wasn't offered a longer contract due to his age. He's only 28, which for a goalkeeper is still young, so do you think the Reds have made a poor decision?
Manager David Flitcroft has revealed he's on the verge of bringing in a young goalkeeper from Europe. He also said that he 'completely trusts' Ben Alnwick to step up to number one, should Steele depart.
The fan-favourite is expected to leave after being offered reduced terms on a one-year deal.
Flitcroft believes it's too risky to offer Steele a longer deal due to his age, although defender Tom Kennedy, who turns 28 later this month, recently penned a two-year contract.
Flitcroft said: "If Luke was 22 then we'd offer him a two-year or three-year deal, but age is a critical thing and we don't know what our budget will be after this season so we have to plan carefully."
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