TWO of Barnsley’s prized assets have both been linked with moves away from Oakwell this week.

Reds skipper Mads Andersen, who joined as a 21-year-old from Danish side Horsens in 2019, has become one of the most influential Barnsley players in the last decade.

He has high hopes of making the Danish national side - and it’s unlikely he’ll receive that deserved call-up should he stay in League One for yet another season.

The 25-year-old has been with the Reds throughout some of the club’s most dramatic seasons - including a great escape under Gerhard Struber, to then nearly getting promoted to the Premier League under Valerien Ismael, a relegation to League One and then a heartbreaking loss to Sheffield Wednesday last month.

He has been heavily linked with a move to newly-promoted Luton Town - where a number of ex-Reds such as Jack Walton, Carlton Morris and Cauley Woodrow are plying their trade - and chief executive Khaled El-Ahmad has said there is a lot of interest in him.

He said: “Mads was by far the best defender in League One.

“There is a lot of interest in him.

“We need to be loyal and fair to him.

“We turned down a significant offer for him last summer and he bought into Michael’s and my vision of what we wanted to do together.

“He has one year left- it’s in our control but it’s what the market will offer for that player.”

Callum Styles has also been linked with a move away following his loan spell at Millwall - as Watford look to close a deal with the Reds.

If he does sign, he’ll join former Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael who is understood to be an admirer of his.

Khaled said: “He might report a couple of days late to pre-season because he’s with the national team.

“I see him no different to any other player.

“He’s a Barnsley player.

“We will see what the best solution is - whether it’s him coming back or selling him.”