Barnsley to offload Egypt's out-of-action Mido

Eslam Omar, Thursday 13 Dec 2012

Barnsley boss Keith Hill says Mido is 'exceptional person' but is likely to be replaced because he is 'not compatible' with his vision

Bransley's Ahmed Mido (Photo: Reuters)

Former Egypt striker Ahmed Hossam "Mido" is to leave English side Barnsley.

Manager Keith Hill has announced that Bransley will have an amicable divorce with the 29-year-old who is not “compatible with the manager's vision.”

"He's an exceptional person, he's played at the top level in most leagues in Europe," Hill was quoted as saying on PA Sports on Thursday.

"At 29, he slipped down the levels and I thought we could pursue a possibility of resurrecting him, but that hasn't worked out.

"Every player has to be compatible with a manager's vision and I ignored a lot of people when I signed him but it just hasn't happened,” Hill also told BBC radio adding, "It's a definite possibility that Mido could be going.”

"It's amicable and it's unfortunate that the plan to resurrect his career hasn't worked out here."

The former Tottenham, Ajax Amsterdam, Roma and Marseille striker joined Barnsley last summer, after spending an 18-month spell at his home club Zamalek in Egypt, but due to lack of fitness he only appeared once with the Tykes.

He had reportedly faced a recent complication with the club after tweeting against Israel.

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