Barnsley have chosen not to exercise their right to buy Daryl Dike.

The striker, who turns 21 this week, excelled on loan from February with nine goals which helped the Reds into the Championship play-offs where they lost to Swansea City.

There was a buy clause in the loan deal that would have allowed the Reds to purchase him, with US sources claiming it was as high as $20million while Oakwell chief executive Dane Murphy said it was far lower.

The Chronicle understands that Dike's success, which has made him a target for Premier League clubs, means that they can no longer afford the full package of the transfer fee and his wage demands.

The full Orlando statement read: "Following a four-month loan spell, English Championship side Barnsley FC has elected to not exercise the purchase option on forward Daryl Dike, with his rights returning to Orlando City SC today. Dike is currently with the US men’s national team and is expected to return to the Club following international duty. Further updates on the 20-year-old forward will be made as they become available."