Barnsley to make new offer for Nelson

Barnsley FC - Oakwell Stadium

HITC Sport understands Barnsley plan new offer for Plymouth star.

Plymouth Argyle's Curtis Nelson celebrates after the gamePlymouth Argyle's Curtis Nelson celebrates after the game

Barnsley are set to make a new move for Plymouth Argyle defender Curtis Nelson after seeing their first offer for the player turned down, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Nelson is out of contract at Home Park at the end of the month, but has been offered a new deal to stay at Home Park.

The 23-year-old has yet to make a decision on his future and Barnsley are hoping to lure him to Oakwell as they prepare for life back in the Championship.

Curtis Nelson - Plymouth ArgyleCurtis Nelson - Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth revealed earlier this week that they had turned down a "derisory" offer from Barnsley for Nelson and they would be entitled to compensation if he decides to leave as he is under the age of 24.

Former Stoke trainee Nelson is regarded as one of the best defenders in the lower leagues after impressing at Plymouth in recent seasons.

Plymouth's Curtis Nelson in action with Stevenage's Tom HitchcockPlymouth's Curtis Nelson in action with Stevenage's Tom Hitchcock

Nelson was instrumental in helping Plymouth reach the League Two play-off final only to see them lose to AFC Wimbledon in the final at Wembley.

Barnsley have made Nelson one of their top targets as they look to strengthen their central defensive options ahead of next season and talks are continuing with Plymouth as they look to agree a fee for the player rather than going to a tribunal.

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom and assistant manager Tommy Wright celebrate with the trophy  after winning the Sky Bet Football League One Play-Off FinalBarnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom and assistant manager Tommy Wright celebrate with the trophy after winning the Sky Bet Football League One Play-Off Final

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