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Young Reds Star Signs Professional Deal

Tuesday March 4 2014

A 16-YEAR-OLD who is tipped as the next John Stones has signed a professional contract at Oakwell.

Highly regarded James Bree, who has come through the ranks at the club's academy for four years, turned down an opportunity to join Manchester United last summer.

Bree spent three weeks with the Old Trafford club and it is reported that they were prepared to pay a 'substantial' fee to Barnsley.

But the versatile defender, who can also play in midfield, believed he had better prospects of first team football at Oakwell.

"I've been here for four seasons now and love it," he said. "I feel at home and believe it's the right place for me to develop.

"It's a dream come true to sign a professional deal but I know the hard work starts now."

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Reply Posted by Annthered on Tuesday March 4 2014 at 15:04
Can he play on Saturday ..we need him!

Reply Posted by Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know on Wednesday March 5 2014 at 09:00
Let him have 1/2 a decent season, then sell him on, situation normal

Reply Posted by rainbow on Wednesday March 5 2014 at 12:49
Can he play Saturday, I'm sure he can after last Saturdays performance, the Reds are now a bunch of overpaid rejects.

Reply Posted by anon on Wednesday March 5 2014 at 18:49
so he turned down a chance to be part of a premiership club, but instead chose to sign for a club soon to be playing in league 1? Not too bright this kid is he?!

Reply Posted by hoyland red on Wednesday March 5 2014 at 19:20
Anon what makes you think his career would be better served at MUFC? I can't imagine John Stones career would be anywhere near to what it is now if he'd been at a premier league club in his youth. Young lads need to play first team football and hopefully his chance will come soon regardless of which league BFC are in.

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