Hammill targets top-flight
Barnsley midfielder Adam Hammill has revealed if he does leave the club it will be to a Premier League side.
Last Updated: 16/01/11 1:40pm
Barnsley midfielder Adam Hammill has revealed if he does leave the club during the January transfer window it will be to a Premier League side.
The 22-year-old former Liverpool attacker has produced some fine displays this season and top-flight clubs such as Blackpool and Wolves are tracking his progress.
Skysports.com revealed earlier in the week that the Tykes had accepted an offer from the Seasiders for Hammill, and the player has a release clause in his contract allowing him to leave for £500,000.
"If I do leave it would have to be for a Premier League side," he said in the Sunday Mirror.
"All the best players aspire to play there, and there are two Premier league clubs who are interested in me.
"But this is a difficult decision for me because I've got to weigh up how much game time I might get if I move to a top-flight team.
"I'm getting regular football at Barnsley and I really enjoy playing for the club. I am not going to rush my decision whatever happens.
"I won't move for the sake of it and money will definitely not be a motivation because that would mean I am leaving for the wrong reasons."
Hammill's revelation will be a blow for Championship outfit Nottingham Forest, who are also understood to be keen on the hot prospect.
However, the Tykes have confirmed that they have received an offer from Forest for Hammill.
A Barnsley spokesman said: "We've had two offers for Adam, from Blackpool and Forest.
"We are also expecting to get one from Wolves, although they have not made an official approach as yet."