Brazilian midfielder Anderson De Silva could be set for a sensational return to Oakwell after joining the club on trial today.
The 28 year old scored six goals in 74 appearances for the Reds in two spells between August 2007 and July 2010, and was an instrumental part of a midfield that included Brian Howard, Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Martin Devaney.
The former Everton midfielder helped Barnsley knock Liverpool out of the FA Cup in 2008 but suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury seven days later in a 1-0 defeat at Norwich, which sidelined him until the start of the following season.
He left The Reds in the summer of 2010 and rejoined Uruguayan club Nacional where he had previously played between 2002 and 2005. Now a free agent, Reds boss Keith Hill has offered Anderson the chance to resurrect his career in England. If he does sign a contract at the club, Hill will be the third Barnsley manager he has played under after Simon Davey and Mark Robins.
Meanwhile Hill could be set to add two more loan additions to his squad before the weekend’s home game with Cardiff City. The Brighton and Hove Albion pair of Ryan Harley and Will Hoskins are in the manager’s sights as he looks to bolster the squad.
Midfielder Harley, 27 and striker Hoskins, 26 have made just five appearances between them for the Seagulls this season, and just one start. Former Rotherham United striker Hoskins joined Brighton in 2011 but has made just nine appearances and spent the second half of the 2011-2012 season on loan at Sheffield United where he scored twice in 12 games.
Harley also joined the South Coast club in 2011 and has scored twice in 16 games, and played 20 minutes of Brighton’s 5-1 win over Barnsley back in August. Manager Gus Poyet is ready to let both players head out on short-term deals and Hill who is desperate for a midfielder and striker is ready to pounce.