Sammy Signs

Last updated : 26 June 2019 By Rob Miles

Barnsley have signed two permanent goalkeepers in the same transfer window since the summer of 2014 with the free arrival of Samuel Radlinger.

The 26 year old Austrian is also the oldest player to sign for the Reds since Matthew Mills aged 31 in January 2018 and becomes the third oldest member off the squad after Kieffer Moore and Dani Pinillos.
Radlinger started his career in the youth side at SV Ried in his homeland but made his professional debut at  Union St. Florian of the Austrian Regional League Central during the 2010–11 season on loan.
He moved to Germany in 2011 after failing to appear for Ried, moving to Hannover for a fee of around £200,000. He spent the first two years as first choice for their second string side, finally making his debut for the first team in 2013 following a two year loan spell at Rapid Wien
Rudlinger was still at the club when Daniel Stendel was appointed in April 2016 and made his one and only appearance for the Reds current boss in February 2017, starting a 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup Round of 16.
He would join Norwegian top division side SK Brann on loan in January 2018 until September 2018 who had an option to sign him permanently but decided against it despite him making 22 league appearances. 
Rudlinger who has represented Austria at Under 18 to Under 21 level and was the first-choice goalkeeper of the Austrian squad at the 2011 FIFA Under-20 World Cup made one more appearance for Hannover in May 2019 (a 2-1 defeat at Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga) but was released when the club were relegated
Following the arrival of Brad Collins it is the first time Barnsley have signed two goalkeepers in one summer since Adam Davies and Ross Turnbull arrived in 2014.