Barnsley have sold captain Liam Kitching to Championship club Coventry City.

The deal is believed to be worth more than £4million in total including add-ons.

He is the second captain to be sold this summer after Mads Andersen moved to Luton Town.

Kitching, 23, played 93 games for the Reds after signing from Leeds in January 2021.

Chief executive Khaled El-Ahmad said: "We really were reluctant to let Liam go as we have said repeatedly during this transfer Liam was excited at the opportunity to play in the championship and all our asks were met and so today he leaves us at Barnsley FC.

“We would like to thank Liam for his efforts during his time with the club and wish him all the best for the future.”

Kitching said: “I’m excited to have the opportunity to play in the Championship this season.

“The heartbreak of losing at Wembley was one of the hardest moments of my life, but the way the Barnsley supporters backed us is something I’ll never forget.

“I’d just like to say thank you for all the memories which will stay with me forever. The club will always be in my heart.

“I leave with the team in a good place and I’m confident that with the current squad and coaching staff, the club will have a positive season. YOU REDS.”