Date: 15th June 2015 at 7:19pm
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Barnsley have confirmed that Luke Berry has today rejoined former club Cambridge United on a permanent basis ahead of the 2015-16 campaign.

A brief statement from the club when announcing the move said.

‘Luke started last season very well and showed consistent determination and work-rate.’

It went on to say that despite being a near ever present over the course of the season, the footballing philosophy that new manager Lee Johnson introduced on his arrival at the club saw Berry not play as often as he would’ve liked in his natural position.

Because of that discussions had been had with the player and the manager, and with Cambridge expressing a desire to re-sign him and tabling a ‘significant offer’ the decision was taken by all parties that a parting of the ways was in everyone’s best interests.

Discussions with Cambridge had been going on for the last fortnight.

‘Discussions were then held between the player and Lee and after further negotiations with Cambridge, the offer rose to a level which the Club believed was of good value and was prepared to accept.’

It adds that Berry weighed up his options after being given permission to speak to them, and today completed his medical. As part of the deal we retain a ‘financial interest’ in his future, so clearly a sell on clause.

‘The Club would like to thank Luke for his commitment and efforts while at Oakwell, where he will always be welcome and we wish him all the very best for the future.’

With the 22 year old joining us last summer, he leaves having made a total of 37 appearances to his Barnsley name with a return of two goals, and he departs with the best wishes of everybody at the club.

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