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Former Tottenham Striker Mido To Sign For Barnsley

by Dan Kilpatrick


Journeyman striker to join Yorkshire club.

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Former Tottenham, Roma and Ajax striker Mido is on the verge of a surprise return to English football with Barnsley.

The moody Egyptian is set to sign on at Oakwell after his third stint at boyhood club Zamalek turned sour over a wage dispute.

According to the Press Association, the 29-year-old is set to undergo a medical at Barnsley this afternoon with a view to becoming their second signing – after Chelsea youngster Jacob Mellis – in a week.

Controversial striker Mido has been dogged by weight problems and accusations of an attitude problem in his lengthy career. As a talented 17-year-old he left Zamalek for Belgian club Genk before moving to the Eredivisie with Ajax.

He caught the eye in Holland with a string of powerful performances but his attitude was called into question after he allegedly threw a pair of scissors at teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovich following a training ground row.

Mido spent a relatively unsuccessful three years with Middlesborough and has also had spells on loan at West Ham and Wigan Athletic.

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