Cole joins Barnsley for the second time after a stint with the Tykes on loan from Manchester City during the 2014/15 season, where he scored seven goals for the club.
Cole, who was Motherwell’s top scorer last season with 12 goals, told Barnsley’s website: “I was here a good few years ago and I really enjoyed my time.
“I kind of wish I didn’t leave, so it feels good to be back, the fans were always great and it was a good group of boys then, and I’ve heard it’s a very good group now.”
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