Transfer news

Tonge heads to Tykes

January 24, 2012

Stoke midfielder Michael Tonge has joined Barnsley on a loan deal until the end of the season.

It is Tonge's fourth loan spell away from City in his three-and-a-half years with the club having previously played for Preston - on two separate occasions - and Derby.

The 28-year-old has managed just five starts and 13 substitute appearances for Stoke since a £2 million move from Sheffield United in September 2008.

Tonge is now the second player to leave Stoke on loan this week, with fellow midfielder Tom Soares yesterday joining SPL side Hibernian.