Liverpool have confirmed today that winger Adam Hammill has completed his move from Liverpool to Championship side Barnsley. The 21-year-old has put pen to paper on a three-year contract after the two clubs reportedly agreed a ‘significant’ six-figure fee.
Liverpool-born Hammill spent a productive loan spell with the Tykes last term making 14 first team appearances for Barnsley last season while on loan and became an instant favourite with the Oakwell fans.
Speaking to Barnsley’s official website, Barnsley boss Simon Davey has hailed the signing of Hammill : “Adam is a fantastic prospect and one we are delighted to bring to Oakwell on a permanent basis. There was a lot of competition for his signature but Adam loved his time working with us last season and believes that this is the right place for him to develop as a player. He is young, talented and enthusiastic and a great addition to our squad.
“He was loved by our supporters during his spell with the club last season and I am sure that they will be delighted to see him back in a Barnsley shirt on a permanent basis. It is a great coup to bring him to Oakwell.”
Hammill first joined Liverpool at the age of seven. When playing for Pavilion Tigers in Seaforth for an under-9 team at only six and a half years old, Hammill caught the attentions of Hughie McAuley and a scout called Arthur Edwards who invited him down to Melwood. Six months later Hammill had joined the Liverpool youth team at the age of seven. Hammill then signed his Liverpool scholarship when he was only 15 – a year early.
Hammill made the move from the Liverpool Academy to Melwood full-time in February 2006 where he excelled on the left and right wing. He proved himself as a very creative, talented youngster who was very effective taking on defenders and a good crosser of the ball. He also played a key role in Liverpool winning the FA Youth Cup in 2006, where he also scored a goal from inside the centre circle against Carlisle at Anfield.
Hammill spent the second half of 2006-07 at Dunfermline in the SPL, scoring one goal in 18 appearances and playing in the Scottish Cup final against Celtic. He then joined Southampton on a season-long loan during the 2007/08 season where he impressed in his 25 league appearances for the Saints.
Hammill then hit the headlines when he scored during a pre-season Liverpool Reserve team game against Southport last year before heading to Blackpool for half a season in July 2008. He then moved to Championship side Barnsley for the second half of the 2008/09 season where he made 14 first team appearances while on loan.
Adam Hammills transfer to Barnsley brings his eventful fourteen year association with the Reds to an end.
All the best in your new club Adam from everybody at TIA…