Barnsley complete third signing of January transfer window

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Barnsley have announced their third signing of the transfer window with Michael Sollbauer joining the club on a two-year deal from Wolfsberger AC.

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Michael Sollbauer has joined Barnsley from Wolfsberger SC

Michael Sollbauer has joined Barnsley from Wolfsberger SC

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The 29 year old centre back will join up with Gerhard Struber's side as they bid to escape the Championship relegation zone.

Sollbauer has signed for an undisclosed fee and links up with former team-mate Marcel Ritzmaier as well as Germany Under-20 international Kilian Ludewig at Oakwell.

Struber said: “I know a lot about Michael and he will be great for the team. He is exactly the player we need. He has been captain at Wolfsberger AC for a long time and has plenty of first team experience at a good level.

Michael Sollbauer in action in the Europa League.

Michael Sollbauer in action in the Europa League.

“It was important for me to have experience and to add to our defence in this window. I am very happy that Michael is here in Barnsley and I know he will be a positive impact and help us over the next weeks.”

Sollbauer has a wealth of experience playing for the Austrian side in the Europa League against the likes of AS Roma and Borussia Monchengladbach.