Howard, a hero of his side's run to the FA Cup semi-finals, would be happy to stay if Barnsley handed him a double-your-money deal worth £8,000 a week.
But he said last night: "Although they say they want to keep me, nobody at the club has been in touch with me yet to offer me a new contract.
"I am in limbo. I feel I have given great service to this club, and I would like them to recognise that by doing one of two things - either give me the contract I am worth or sell me. And by that, I mean doing me the courtesy of selling me at a realistic price."