Dundalk get £10k man
New Dundalk signing Michael Duffy flew to Spain to link up with his team-mates last night after completing a permanent move from Celtic.
The League of Ireland champions have paid a fee in the region of £10,000 to sign the former Derry City winger who has spent the past two years with the SPL champions.
He failed to make a first team appearance with the Hoops and spent last term on loan in the Championship with Alloa and the first half of this season with SPL strugglers Dundee.
The 22-year-old has signed a two-year deal and was attracted by the prospect of a European run.
"I followed Dundalk and watched all their games in Europe and saw how well they were doing," says Duffy, who was called into the Northern Ireland squad by Michael O'Neill last year.
"They were very unlucky not to qualify from the group stages, so I'm hoping they can go on the same run again this year.
"Personally, I'm just hoping to get back to playing week in, week out and enjoying football again."
Duffy has also been joined at the pre-season training camp in Salou by Everton's Steven Kinsella who has signed on loan for 2017 with Stephen Kenny strengthening his wide areas after losing Daryl Horgan.
He is still mulling over whether to offer a contract to the experienced Paddy McCourt who has impressed on trial.