Former Tottenham striker Mido on verge of Barnsley switch


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Egypt international Mido is on the verge of completing a move to Barnsley from Zamalek.

The well-travelled former Tottenham and Middlesbrough striker is on the verge of ending a third spell with his boyhood club, where he has fallen out of favour following a wage dispute.

And Press Association Sport understands the 29-year-old is undergoing a medical at Oakwell this afternoon, with Barnsley hopeful of confirming their second signing of a productive week later today.

Former Chelsea youngster Jacob Mellis, who was infamously released by the UEFA Champions League winners after letting off a smoke grenade at their Cobham training ground in March, joined Keith Hill's men on a two-year deal on Tuesday, while today winger Jim O'Brien signed a contract extension of the same length.

Mido counts Ajax, Roma and Marseille among his former clubs but has been dogged by fitness issues over recent seasons and last played for his country in 2009.

During his last spell in England with Middlesbrough he spent time on loan with Wigan and West Ham.