Barnsley head coach Valérien Ismaël says Devante Cole ‘complements our existing philosophy’  after signing the Manchester City academy graduate from Motherwell.

Cole netted 12 goals for Motherwell during a prolific 2020/21 Scottish Premiership season for the striker. But now he rejoins Barnsley for a second spell, having first been at the English Championship club on loan from Manchester City. Ismaël saying the striker is a good addition.

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Cole has left Fir Park for Barnsley. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Cole rejected a new deal at Motherwell to join Barnsley, Ismaël saying of the former Manchester City striker: “I am delighted that we have signed Devante. He is a player with lots of ability and has shown that he can score goals. I am confident that he complements our existing philosophy and style of play.

“It is important that we continue to progress as a club and getting this deal done so quickly is a clear indication that we intend to be competitive next season. I look forward to integrating Devante into our squad when we return for pre-season later this month.”

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