Barnsley midfielder Callum Styles has been open about his ambition to play in the Premier League, as Sheffield United and Burnley are linked to possible transfers for him. Championship team West Bromwich Albion is also reportedly monitoring the 23-year-old, according to TEAMtalk.
Styles, who represents Hungary at international level but was born in Bury, has 18 months remaining on his current contract at Oakwell. European clubs such as Lens and Anderlecht have also shown interest, per the report.
United manager Paul Heckingbottom, a former Barnsley player and manager, has close ties to his boyhood club and understands Styles’ significance to Barnsley.
There were previous links between Heckingbottom and Styles in last summer’s transfer window, and Styles, as a young but experienced international player with room for improvement, would align with the Blades’ transfer strategy if they pursue a deal.
Despite reported interest from Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth, and Fulham in the summer, Styles has stayed with Barnsley and has scored three goals in 13 appearances for the Reds [SofaScore], under the guidance of former Blades defender Neill Collins, remains focused on their development.
Styles scored and assisted just once in League One last term after making six appearances for Barnsley, before being sent out on loan to Championship side Millwall, where he played 22 games and registered a goal and an assist for the Londoners.