Paul Hecking bottom admits that Barnsley can’t afford Matty James

The head coach of Barnsley FC, Paul Heckingbottom has recently announced that the English League Championship club will not be able to keep hold of the 25 year old loaneeMatty James and the English player is very likely to be returning to his parent club Leicester City at the end of the season.

Matty James penned a loan deal with Barnsley FC which will be keeping him in the English League Championship outfit until the summer of 2017 and even though it has only been around 1 month since James arrived to Barnsley FC, he has already made a positive and significant impact in the club.

Fans of the English outfit want to see Matty James remain further than the initial loan deal but it seems like it will not be happening as Paul Heckingbottom confirmed that Barnsley FC simply cannot afford to pay the wages of James and have no other option but to release him back to Leicester City.

“I don’t think we’d be able to keep him beyond the end of the season. The gulf in money is that big that it won’t be possible. I’d like to think by the end of the season, if money wasn’t an issue, that Matty would think ‘yeah, I’d love to stay at Barnsley’ but unfortunately it just isn’t going to happen. We’re thankful to Leicester for their help in terms of wages and that comes from the plan we had for him as a player. For us to afford him they would have to subsidize those wages.”Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom said.

After sustaining a cruciate knee injury which forced him to stay out of the pitch for an entire season, Matty James was dropped to the youth squad of Leicester City before eventually opting to sign a loan deal with Barnsley FC.