Barnsley manager Gerhard Struber

Barnsley have had a bid turned down for Colorado Rapids winger Jonathan Lewis, Football Insider understands.

The 23-year-old is a six-cap USA international and is attracting attention from a number of Championship clubs this summer.

A Barnsley source has told Football Insider that the Tykes made an offer of around £400,000 for Lewis, but were knocked back by his current employers.

The wide man was born in the USA but also holds a British passport, and looks as if he could have a number of sides trying to lure him to England in the coming weeks.

Lewis is capable of playing on either flank, and only signed for the Rapids last year after initially being drafted to fellow MLS franchise New York City in 2017.

He has made quite the impact in Denver since completing his switch.

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The pacy winger has eight goals and three assists in 21 appearances across all competitions for his current club, and has been in eye-catching form this season.

Prior to the MLS being curtailed because of the Coronavirus pandemic, Lewis had played just five minutes of league action, but still managed to register a goal.

He then lit up the MLS is Back tournament last month, scoring two goals in three outings.

In total, has a goal every 24 minutes since the beginning of 2020.

Gerhard Struber’s men managed to secure their Championship survival by the skin of their teeth last season, losing just one of their final five matches to finish 22nd in the division.

The Tykes were then handed a major lifeline when Wigan Athletic were deducted 12 points for entering administration, dropping the Latics down to 23rd and sending Barnsley to safety.

In other Barnsley news, Brentford have set their sights on signing this Tykes ace to replace Ollie Watkins.