Rotherham United are delighted to confirm the permanent signing of midfielder Dan Barlaser, who returns from Newcastle United this time on a permanent basis, for an undisclosed fee on a deal which will run until June 2023.
The Millers have concluded their long pursuit of the 23-year-old - subject to PL, EFL and FA ratification - having tracked his progress closely after his return to the North East where he has been regularly involved with Steve Bruce’s first team since the beginning of the 2020/21 season.
This deal is not only significant for the Millers, who have successfully landed another long-term target this summer, but also for Magpies fan Barlaser, who has been a part of the setup with his boyhood club since joining the Academy setup at St. James’ Park in 2006 - with his switch to Paul Warne’s side marking the end of a 14-year association between the club and player.
The Gateshead-born operator impressed staff and supporters alike during his stint with the Millers in the 2019/20 campaign during which he made 35 appearances and helped the club to promotion to the Sky Bet Championship.
He caught the eye with his extensive range of passing and dead ball accuracy with on-field highlights in Millers colours including a piledriver of a free kick which helped his side to a late winner against Blackpool in January and a goal at MK Dons.
Barlaser will arrive in South Yorkshire in fine fettle having featured in Newcastle United’s EFL Cup ties with Blackburn Rovers and Morecambe, the former of which he played the entire 90 minutes of in a 1-0 triumph at St. James’ Park.
The 23-year-old’s arrival marks Warne’s eighth summer signing ahead of the close of the summer transfer window on Monday 5th October and he joins up with some familiar faces at Roundwood in time to be selected for Saturday’s home clash with Huddersfield Town.