Barnsley have brought back last season’s loanee Max Watters on a permanent deal from Cardiff City.

The 24-year-old striker netted four goals in 21 games, including five starts, for the Reds in the second half of last season.

He has joined on three-year contract with a club option for another year, for an undisclosed fee.

Chief executive Khaled El-Ahmad said: “We are happy to be able to welcome Max back to Oakwell following his loan spell last season.

“We look forward to seeing him work with Neill and the coaching staff over a longer period and help us achieve our goals next campaign.”

Watters said: “I had a few months here last season and I really enjoyed it.

“I really like what I saw and I’m really happy to be back. We managed to achieve the play-off final at Wembley.

“It didn’t go our way, but that just shows how much motivation and ambition this club has got.”