Date: 19th July 2013 at 10:05pm
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Barnsley have signed former Burnley youth striker John Cofie on a one-year deal with the option of a second.

The 20-year-old was released by Manchester United earlier this summer having spent time on loan with Sheffield United and Notts County last season.

Cofie, who never played a first team game for United, moved to Old Trafford from Burnley at the age of 14 in 2007 having been hailed as a great prospect. In truth he never realised his potential.

The Tykes though have given him a lifeline!

‘He’s a signing with immense talent and potential,’ Tykes boss David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Sheffield.

‘He lost his way a little bit and we’ve been able to pick him up. I’m excited to be working with him.

‘We’ve got to work with him and show him his objectives for the team. We’ll look to develop him as a central striker.’

Good luck John!!

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