BARNSLEY: Reds welcome ‘marquee’ Mido

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BARNSLEY swooped yesterday to sign former Tottenham striker Mido on a free transfer.

Egyptian international hitman Mido has penned a one-year deal subject to a successful medical and international clearance being secured.

And the 29-year-old became manager Keith Hill’s third summer signing following the earlier arrivals of former Manchester City midfielder Kelvin Etuhu and former Chelsea and Sheffield United midfielder Jacob Mellis.

“Mido is a marquee signing for the club and it shows our ambition to be very successful in the Championship this season,” Reds director Don Rowing said. “He’s played for his country, in the Premier League and at the top of the Championship, so we know what he can do. He’s an exciting signing for us.”

And Rowing revealed that there could still be two more new permanent signings before the season kicks off in August with the Reds still seeking a goalkeeper and a defender.

“Keith is working hard to find the players he wants,” added Rowing.