Barnsley have signed striker Daniel Bogdanovic from Lokomotiv Sofia. The Malta international arrives at Oakwell for an undisclosed fee as Reds boss Simon Davey looks to bolster his attacking options.

The 28-year-old had a trial spell at Watford in 2007, but a move to Vicarage Road failed to materialise.

However, Davey has moved to lure the former Maltese Player of the Year to Barnsley on a two-and-a-half year deal, although he may have to wait for his debut.

(OTPE Comment: Could this be a lever to bring Mifsud to Barnsley from Coventry??)

Published on the club's site today, Bogdanovic spoke about his desire to join Barnsley and play in England, "This is a great Club with a great dressing room and everybody has been very welcoming to me. I came here training last week and really enjoyed my time with the team. I have always wanted to come and play in England. I have been a little frustrated in Bulgaria because, although the Club was fantastic, the country is not very good to live in. We played in the UEFA Cup this year but the life in Bulgaria is not too great.

"I was looking for a change and I had offers from a number of Italian clubs but my dream has always been to come and play in England. I had played in Italy before and spent eight months there with Cisco Roma. I played with Paulo Di Canio there and it was a nice experience.I have always wanted to come and play in England".

He added: "Paulo told me all about the English game. There was a time when he was going to come back over as a manager and he advised me a lot about it. I am quite excited about my first game over here.

"I am a goalscorer not a target man. I like to play football - I was born with a gift and that is to put the ball in the net. That is the most important thing.

"I know Michael Mifsud well and we have played a lot together for the Malta national team. It is something nice for the Maltese people to have some of their players at the highest level. I have 25 caps for Malta and it is always very nice to play for your country even though I am not originally from there. It makes me very proud.

"I want to come here, do my best and score a lot of goals. I want to win something for Barnsley".
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