LUKE Steele is expected to sign for Greek club Panathinaikos today.

The popular goalkeeper, who played 222 times for the Reds, thanked fans on his Twitter account on Wednesday.

He said: "The fans' messages have been amazing, I appreciate them so much. I will be in touch later, but yes I have left Barnsley."

A club statement said: "We can confirm Luke has been given permission to talk to Greek side Panathinaikos.

"He has been there for the last 24 hours to hold talks, but the paperwork has not been finalised."