25-year-old experienced left-back signs a permanent deal at Oakwell!
Barnsley Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Dani Pinillos on a two-and-a-half year contract from Spanish side, Cordoba.
Joining the Reds today after signing his contract at Oakwell, Pinillos re-embarks on the Sky Bet Championship after a successful two-year spell previously with Nottingham Forest before rejoining Cordoba on a three-year contract. Barnsley have monitored the progress of the left-sided full-back and moved quickly to bring him to South Yorkshire.
Standing at 6ft in height, Pinillos possesses not only the defensive capabilities to strengthen Paul Heckingbottom’s backline, but the power, strength and pace to get himself up and down the wings in support of attacking moves too.
During his previous spell in England whilst with the East Midlands based side, Pinillos had made the left-back spot his own and became a fans favourite after a crucial last minute header saw Forest steal a point from promotion chasing Derby County, as well as assisting the other goal in a 2-2 draw. His ability as both an attacker and defender made him a regular, with 35 starts under his belt giving him the knowledge of a league the Reds were looking for.
As well as Sky Bet Championship appearances, Pinillos can boast over 150 senior appearances since making his debut as an 18-year-old.
Welcome to Barnsley Football Club, Dani!