BARNSLEY have made their first signing of the summer – New Zealand international goalkeeper Jamie Searle.

The 21-year-old spent one year at Aston Villa then the last two at Swansea City, playing for their under 23s.

The six foot five stopper has one cap for his national side, in a 7-1 win over New Caledonia in March.

Searle joins a goalkeeping department at Oakwell that also contains Brad Collins and Jack Walton, as well as highly-rated youngster Kieran Flavell.

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Searle told the club website: “I’m looking forward to it.

“It’s been a while coming. To really go out there and show what I can do is really what I’m looking forward to.

“I want to make my debut, play as many games as I can and do as well as I can for the club.

“For the club, it’s to get back to the Championship.

“That’s everyone’s goal.”