Carayol will get a move up soon says boss Hill
Barnsley manager Keith Hill believes Bristol Rovers winger Mustapha Carayol will soon be plying his trade at a top Championship club.
Hill almost signed the in-demand wideman during the last January transfer window but was unable to finalise a deal and has effectively ruled out the chances of winning out in the scramble for his services this summer.
Rovers chairman Nick Higgs has already turned down one formal bid for Carayol, 22, from a Championship club and has tabled an offer of new and improved terms to try and fend off interest in their start playing asset.
Hill, however, believes Carayol, who is believed to be interesting the likes of Derby County, Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday, is Championship bound after an impressive 12-month spell at the Memorial Stadium.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
"We were interested in Mustapaha Carayol but we have not made an approach since the last season finished," Hill said. "We tried to jump the queue and sign him in January because that is what we have to do to get the best players.
"We were very, very close to signing him but could not quite agree a deal and I don't think we can get him now.
"He is destined to be playing at the top of the Championship in the near future. We won't be able to compete with the other clubs that want him."