Tinashe Chakwana Targeted By Championship Side Barnsley

English Championship side Barnsley has reportedly joined the race to sign England-based Zimbabwean striker, Tinashe Chakwana.

Chakwana (20) was released by Premier League side Burnley and was a reported target of League One side Sunderland.

At one point Chakwana was compared to England striker Jermaine Defoe by Burnley’s academy manager Jon Pepper.

Speaking about Chakwana late last year, Popper said:

He’s got a lot to offer. When he’s on his game, playing up there and down the middle, he causes problems. He plays off the shoulder, comes short, gets it into his feet, a little bit like Jermain Defoe. He can be a good finisher when he’s on it.

Chakwana joined Burnley in 2015 where he earned his first professional contract at the club two seasons ago after finishing as the Under-23s’ top scorer in two out of the last three seasons.

More: The Standard

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