Barnsley manager Gerhard Struber

Barnsley are in advanced talks with Callum Styles over a new contract at the club, Football Insider understands.

The midfielder played a key role in the Tykes’ successful fight to avoid the drop from the Championship last season.

A Barnsley source has told Football Insider that the 20-year-old will be rewarded for his efforts by being offered a new four-year deal.

Styles played 17 times in the Championship last season, but really hit his stride for the Tykes in the latter stages of their survival campaign.

After the resumption of action in the second tier back in July, Styles featured in every match for Gerhard Struber’s men.

He also started the final four fixtures of the season, and scored a vital goal in the 2-1 win over Brentford.

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That result was enough to see the Tykes to safety after Wigan Athletic were handed a 12-point deduction for entering administration.

Styles started his youth career with Burnley before making a move to hometown club Bury in 2016.

He would go on to make 47 appearances for the team before completing a switch to Barnsley in 2018.

Following a loan spell back with Bury, Styles returned to his parent club in January of 2019, and has since gone on to make 25 first team appearances for the Tykes.

His goal against Brentford was his first ever in senior football.

The versatile talent is capable of playing on the left flank, as well as in his preferred central midfield role.

In other Barnsley news, the Tykes have submitted a 6-figure bid for this USA international.