Colace pens new Tykes deal

20 July 2010 12:56
Barnsley icon Hugo Colace has penned a new two-year contract with the Championship outfit. The Argentinian had offers from Mexico, Italy, Russia, but he has opted to stay at Oakwell, much to the delight of manager Mark Robins. Speaking to the club's official website, Robins said: "It is an important signing and the club beat off serious competition for his services from clubs in Britain and around the world. "For Hugo it was important for him to find out what other options were out there. With so much interest in him he needed to take time to think about it, as anyone would. "The important thing is that he has come back to us and signed the contract that was on offer. "He could have secured more financial rewards by going elsewhere, but he believes in what we are doing at Barnsley and he couldn't turn his back on the supporters that gave him last season's Player of the Year award. "Hugo has scored some very important goals and this signing is an important one for us in moving forward. We are assembling a very good side and Hugo is another piece of the jigsaw and it will help us strive to achieve our ambitions."

Source: ESA