Barnsley complete third signing of January transfer window

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

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.

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Michael Sollbauer in action in the Europa League.

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.

“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.