The 18-year-old has entered the final year of his contract with the Tykes, prompting the club to give him the green light to train with Manchester United ahead of a proposed move.
However, fresh reports now claim Newcastle have joined the race for his signature, with Steve McClaren’s side contacting the Yorkshire outfit about a potential deal.
"Barnsley defender Holgate, 18, has been training with the Reds Under-21s ahead of a possible £1 million move. But the Toon have contacted the Yorkshire club about a deal," The Sun report.
Who is Mason Holgate?
The Barnsley youngster is predominantly a right-back, though he is also capable of playing in the middle. Last season, he made 22 first-team appearances at Oakwell and impressed supporters.
Newcastle United’s new era:
As per the various reports, Holgate seemingly has a number of options to choose from, with the majority of his career widely expected to feature at Premier League level.
Newcastle have been regarded as a stale club in recent years, although McClaren’s appointment and talk of players such as Georginio Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic has given the club a real lift.
St James’ Park represents a good opportunity for Holgate, a club where he can grow and develop alongside a number of other young stars and under the tutelage of one of England's finest coaches.