Yes after being recalled by his club Derby County just days after Reds fans had taken him to their hearts at Southend by introducing a song for the 18 year old Welsh International, Reds boss Simon Davey has pulled off a real coup by bringing him back for a six month loan deal.
Nyatanga will stay at Oakwell until 1st January 2008 and unlike in the previous loan agreement there is NO recall clause.
Davey told www.barnsleyfc.co.uk:
"We are delighted to have signed Lewin and have been tracking him all summer. We feel it shows just how far this Club has come that we have been able to beat a number of so called bigger teams in the Championship and from around Europe to get him.
"We are all delighted to have Lewin back and are looking forward to a successful season".
Nytanga recently signed a new four year contract at Pride Park but was delighted to continue his footballing education at Oakwell.
"I am just delighted to be back at the Club. I really, really enjoyed my time here last season and cannot wait to get back playing for Barnsley. He told www.barnsleyfc.co.uk "
"There was a lot of interest in me from a lot of Clubs but it was important that I came somewhere that is moving in the right direction. I really enjoyed my time here and the manager gave me a lot of confidence last season so I want to do well again. I loved my time at Barnsley and really like the Club, the facilities, the manager, the staff and the supporters so it was an easy decision to come back.
"Simon Davey really impressed me last season and he gave a lot of confidence to go out and play my football. At my age all I want to do is go out and enjoy football and that is something I am sure I will do here. I want to play as many games as possible and I cannot wait to get started.
"There are no limits to what this Club can achieve in the future. I know that everybody has high expectations for the new season and I am sure that we will do well. Nothing is impossible for us.
"I am delighted to be here again - this is where I wanted to come and I cannot wait to get started".
In Lewin's previous spell he made 10 starts scoring 1 goal in the 4-2 win at Plymouth. He will take over Paul Heckingbottom's number 3 shirt next season - finally somebody worthy of that number!!!!
Also today 21 year old striker Nathan Joynes became the third Barnsley player to join local rivals Bradford City on loan. Joynes joins (pardon the pun) Paul Heckingbottom and Thomas Harban.
Recent Career History By Club (1999 onwards)
|Debut||Apps (+ sub)||Goals||Yellows||Reds|
Recent Career History By Season (1999 onwards)
|First App.||Apps (+ sub)||Goals||Yellows||Reds|
Appearances 52 (+ 6 as sub); Goals 3; Yellow cards 3; Red cards 0