Egyptian striker Mido said Thursday that he has agreed to join English Championship club Barnsley on a two-year deal.
The 29-year-old, who has played for Tottenham and Middlesbrough and also spent time on loan with Wigan and West Ham, has ended a third spell with Zamalek where he fell out with club officials over a pay dispute.
"Barnsley is an important step in my career too and hopefully I can do well here," Mido told Sky Sports.
"I think everyone knows England has the best football in world and the best league. I have played in France, Holland, Italy and Spain and the best league for the way I play is England. I still have a lot of friends here.
"The Championship is a tough competition - harder than people think - but hopefully I can help. And with some new signings here we could have a good team. It will be hard work but we could do well and get ourselves in a good position in the table."
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The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments
|2008||Spain||Germany||Russia / Turkey|
|2004||Greece||Portugal||Netherlands / Czech Republic|
|2000||France||Italy||Netherlands / Portugal|
|1996||Germany||Czech Republic||France / England|
|1992||Denmark||Germany||Netherlands / Sweden|
|1988||Netherlands||Soviet Union||Italy / West Germany|
|1984||France||Spain||Denmark / Portugal|
|1972||West Germany||Soviet Union||Belgium|