Barnsley have confirmed Kenny Dougall as their first summer signing.
Reds fans will be relieved the club have finally made a move in the window with just a week to go before the start of the League One campaign.
Defensive midfielder Dougall penned a two-year, with an option of a further year, after leaving Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam.
The 25-year-old, who can play in central defence, became Daniel Stendel’s first capture, joining for an undisclosed fee.
Australian Dougall signed for the Dutch outfit in 2015 and previously played for home-town club Brisbane City.
He has represented his country at under-23 level and will plug the gap loanees Joe Williams and Gary Gardner filled for the majority of last season.
Barnsley have turned down multiple bids for strike duo Kieffer Moore and Tom Bradshaw.
Both strikers have been the source of major interest from Championship clubs, but the Reds have held firm and will sell only if the right offers come along.
Hull City are keen on Bradshaw
Midfielder Brad Potts is the latest wanted man at Oakwell.
Reports suggest the Reds have turned down a bid in the region of £500,000 from an unnamed club for the former Blackpool player.
A seven-figure offer is believed to be enough to see Barnsley part with the winger.