To say Rotherham fans are delighted to have Dan Barlaser back would be an understatement.
After shining during a loan spell last season and playing a key part in their promotion to the Championship, Steve Bruce handed the midfielder a chance to impress in pre-season.
He did exactly that and showed his quality on the ball whenever he featured over the summer, however the decision was made to cash in – seeing him complete a move to Rotherham for £300,000.
He’s since impressed in his second debut against Norwich and scored earlier this week to help The Millers earn a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest – a game which saw Rotherham fans drool over the 23-year-old talent.
Here’s what we found on social media, highlighting just how lucky those in South Yorkshire feel to have signed him:
He gets forward but he can sit deep and pick a pass. For 300K I can’t believe he’s come to us! It seems crazy, but we’re very, very lucky.
I’d forgotten just how good Barlaser’s passing is.
I would also say I thought Barlaser looked a cut above tonight. In a midfield that started to make silly and costly mistakes, I thought Barlaser was constantly composed and made the right choice.
On a positive note, how ******* good is Barlaser, still buzzing we’ve got him permanently
Barlaser was a delight to see and if he stays fit and we start learning how to not implode, we do have a chance
It was great to see Dan Barlaser back in a Millers shirt today. He was just as classy today as he was last season
How good is it to have Barlaser back in red though…..someone with the ability to make something out of nothing with a simple ball!
Dan Barlaser is like the kid from Umbrella Academy who skips dimensions. He can make time for himself and manipulates the ball so well.
Today’s the day we see that man Dan Barlaser pinging balls about like he’s playing against a group of year 7s. The Geordie Jesus returns to NYS
Barlaser excellent going forward and defensively
He’s clearly very talented and showed that with some incredible passing and pinpoint set piece deliveries in pre-season, however it’s easy to see why Bruce reluctantly cashed in.
After all, he turns 24 in the new year and is no longer a youngster, not to mention the fact he would be behind the likes of Shelvey, Hayden, Hendrick and the two Longstaff’s in our midfield pecking order.
It’s also worth noting that we’re believed to have inserted a 50% sell-on clause in the deal – a wise move considering the undoubted ability he possesses.
Good luck to him at Rotherham – a club who’ll certainly take care of him if he helps keep them in the second tier!