BARNSLEY Football Club have completed their first signing of the summer.

Talented winger Dale Jennings, who rose to prominence at Tranmere Rovers, signed on a three-year deal following his release from German giants Bayern Munich.

The 20-year-old Liverpudlian, shown the door by the new European and German champions after an injury-plagued spell, becomes the Reds' first summer signing after undergoing a medical on Monday.

"I spoke to the manager and the assistant manager and they outlined the plans they had for me," said Jennings. "I felt Barnsley was the right club to take me further.

"My time at Bayern Munich has given me a different experience and I have learned a lot from it which I can bring back here.

"It's a great opportunity for me to play football back in England where I want to be and at a high level with a club that has great plans for this season.

"You only have to look at the second half of last season to see that Barnsley would have been in the top six based on those results so it's very exciting.

"I can't expect to turn up and play every week. I will have to work hard and do well for the team to earn the opportunity."