Barnsley Sign Dale Jennings on a Three-Year Deal

18/06/13 |
Dale Jennings

Bayern Munich forward Dale Jennings has signed a three-year deal with Championship side Barnsley.

Jennings, who joined Bayern from League One club Tranmere two years ago, didn’t make a first team appearance for the Bundesliga side but he did play over 30 times for the club’s second team in the German fourth tier.

“I was a bit gutted not to break into the first team but I learned a lot from my time at Bayern,” Jennings told BBC Radio Sheffield. “I was only 18 going over there, and it took me six to eight months to get used to it. It’s a very good level, the German style of playing is perhaps the best at the moment.”

“It’s such a massive club it’s very hard to break through. With a year left I thought it was best to move on. I was feeling a bit homesick and to be fair they said what mattered most was my happiness.”

“I spoke with the manager and his assistant at Barnsley, and he said he had wanted to get me while I was at Tranmere. It looks a really promising situation with the results at the end of last season, so I believe we can do really well.”

The 20-year-old’s two years with the European champions was blighted with injury and he failed to make inroads towards the Bayern first XI. He made 32 appearances for Tranmere, with his debut coming against Charlton at the age of 17, before moving to Germany in 2011.