Michal Helik has joined Barnsley’s Yorkshire neighbours Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee.
The Poland international centre-back, who turns 27 next week, signed for the Reds from Cracovia in 2020 and has played 89 games.
He scored six goals including a brace in a home Boxing Day win over Huddersfield in 2020 for the side that would reach the play-offs in the Championship.
He also played in most of last season’s relegation campaign, with his last match being in mid-March at Sheffield United before injury ended his season. He was voted Player of the Year by supporters.
Helik is yet to be play this season due to injury.
He told the club website: “I would like to say thank you to Barnsley fans for their support during my time here.
“Coming to a new country during a pandemic was not an easy experience for me and my wife, but the people of Barnsley were very welcoming and helped our transition to England.
“I will always remember that game against Swansea at Oakwell in the play-offs first leg. To play in front of the Reds fans for the first time, the noise you made that evening will stay with me for the rest of my life.
“For now, it is goodbye, but I am sure we will cross paths again in the future. Thank you, Reds.”