20-year-old defensive midfielder signs a two-year contract.
Today, Barnsley FC confirm the signing of Sessi D’Almeida on a two-year contract.
A powerful and energetic defensive midfielder, D’Almeida came through the Academy system at French club FC Bordeaux and made his first team debut in the UEFA Europa League against Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2013. In 2015 he was signed by Paris Saint-Germain and went on to make six B team appearances for the French giants.
Having featured for the Reds first team in pre-season friendlies against Hull City and Peterborough United, the tenacious midfielder has already had time to settle in at Oakwell and meet his team mates.
After signing for the Reds, Sessi said, “I’ve been here for a few weeks now and I’ve been made very welcome at Barnsley. The stadium and facilities at Oakwell are superb; it’s a great environment to be in and I’m absolutely delighted to continue my career here. I would like to thank Paul Heckingbottom and everyone at Barnsley FC for putting their faith in me and I’m determined to repay them. I will be working as hard as possible to help the team and show the fans what I can do.”
On adding the defensive midfielder to his squad, Head Coach Paul Heckingbottom commented, “Since joining us on trial Sessi has performed exceptionally well both in training and in the two pre-season games. He fits the bill in terms of the type of player we are looking to recruit. He has a great work ethic; he’s determined to succeed and he has the potential to become a top player. He’s looking sharp and physically raring to go. We’ve given him an opportunity to build a career here in England and now it’s down to Sessi to work hard and break into the first team.”
We’ll be putting the fans questions to Sessi as part of our ‘Getting To Know…’ series, which will appear on Barnsley Player HD! Want to ask the Reds latest summer signing a question? Tweet your questions to @bfc_offical and use the hashtag #AskSessi.
Sessi D’Almeida is officially a Red for the 2016/17 Season! Make sure you’re part of what promises to be an exhilarating and exciting Sky Bet Championship season and get your 2016/17 Season Ticket online now by clicking here! Alternatively buy in-store or telephone 01226 211 183.