Shuker commits to Tykes
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Barnsley midfielder Chris Shuker has signed a new contract with the club.Barnsley have been handed a boost by the news that midfielder Chris Shuker has signed a new contract with the club.
The former Manchester City man was voted the club's Player of the Season last term and was offered a new one-year deal by the Oakwell outfit.
Speculation regarding his future, however, began to arise after the 23-year-old initially stalled on putting pen-to-paper with The Tykes because of his wage demands.
Barnsley boss Andy Ritchie gave Shuker until the end of next week to accept the club's offer, with League One rivals Oldham Athletic and Tranmere Rovers starting to show their interest.
However, Shuker has decided to accept Barnsley's terms for next season - much to the delight of Ritchie.
"He is an exciting player and one that we need in our squad if we are going to do well next season," Ritchie told the club's official website.
"His signature is the one that we have been waiting for all summer and we can now concentrate on moving forward.
"There have been a lot of negotiations through the summer so far between both parties and I am just delighted that Chris will be a Barnsley player."