Barnsley beat Doncaster to defender Jean-Yves M'voto

Jean-Yves M'voto

Barnsley have signed ex-Oldham defender Jean-Yves M'voto on a two-year deal.

The 24-year-old had looked set to link up with former Latics boss Paul Dickov at Doncaster, where he had been training, but has decided on a move to Oakwell instead.

The former French youth international initially moved to England with Sunderland in January 2008 before joining Oldham in June 2011.

"I'm really happy to be here," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"Everything was fine at Doncaster but I met with the Barnsley manager and he told me about his project and how he wanted to do things and I really liked it. It happened very fast.

"I wanted a new challenge and the manager's philosophy is all about football, which is something I really agree with.

"I hope there are no bad feelings at Doncaster because I really respect everyone there."