BARNSLEY have signed former Manchester City and Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper David Gonzalez on a non-contract basis after a deal to sign Stoke City shot-stopper Carlo Nash fell through today.
The Reds are without the injured Luke Steele and suspended Ben Alnwick, so manager Keith Hill was keen to find cover for Saturday’s opening Championship clash at home to Middlesbrough.
Gonzalez was one of Hill’s summer targets before he signed Alnwick on a free transfer from Tottenham Hotspur.
And with Alnwick suspended for three games for his straight red card against Rochdale last Saturday, Hill knew he had to find cover for between the posts and moved quickly to recruit Gonzalez.
Hill had agreed a loan deal to sign former Manchester City, Stockport County and Preston keeper Carlo Nash, but red tape with the Football League in trying to register him ended any hope of signing the player.
Gonzalez will therefore now provide cover for at least three games while Alnwick serves his three-match suspension and Steele continues to recover from his troublesome groin injury.
The 30-year-old played played for the Seagulls on a temporary contact last season having left Manchester City by mutual consent.
The Columbian international, who has two caps for his country, also played on loan for Leeds United and Aberdeen last season and has had other playing spells with a number of foreign clubs including Independiente Medellin, Deportivo Cali, Caykur Rizespor and Club Athletico Huracan.