Attacking midfielder Etuhu becomes Reds first summer signing

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BARNSLEY have signed former Manchester City and Portsmouth midfielder Kelvin Etuhu – Keith Hill’s first major capture of the summer.

Etuhu, aged 24, has long been a target for the Reds, but last week it looked odds-on he would end up staying with Portsmouth, the team he ended last season with.

The Nigerian ace had been offered an extended deal by the Fratton Park outfit, but clearly the lure of another season - and hopefully more - in the Championship swung the odds back firmly into Barnsley’s favour.

Reds manager Keith Hill said: “We are glad we have managed to secure the signing of Kelvin. We are really pleased and he represents good value for money and I am just glad he chose us. We are excited by the prospect of working with him.

“It is exciting because he can play in a number of positions - anywhere across the front line.”

Attacking midfielder Etuhu began his career with Manchester City in 2006, and went on to make 15 appearances for the current Premier League champions, scoring one goal.

He has penned a one-year deal at Oakwell.