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OFFICIAL: Sam Morsy joins Barnsley from Wigan

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has completed a loan move to Barnsley from English Championship side , the Reds announced on Wednesday.

The Egyptian international midfielder joined from Championship rivals Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan on the final day of the transfer window.

The transfer comes one day after the 24-year-old gained his first international cap with Egypt as he took part in the Pharaohs’ 1-1 friendly draw against Guinea.

Morsy – who wasn’t included in any of Wigan’s five opening 2016/17 Championship match day squads – becomes the second Egyptian to play for Barnsley, after Mido ended his playing career at the club.

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom praised Sam’s abilities, saying that he’ll bring experience to the squad as he pointed out that his side had shortage of midfield options.

“Sam is a fantastic signing and he is a player that will go far in the game. His experience at such a young age shows just how highly he is valued. To have played over 150 senior matches at the age of 24 will stand him in good stead during his time with us,” Heckingbottom told Barnsley official website.

“We were a bit short in midfield so to bring in someone with Sam’s ability is fantastic. He is certainly not shy of a tackle and has a track record of scoring some important goals too. I’d like to thank Wigan Athletic for letting him join us on loan,” the 39-year-old coach added.

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