Shamrock Rovers have won the race to sign former Ireland U21 cap Sean Kavanagh from Fulham, beating off competition from Derry City.
The Dubliner broke into the first team at Craven Cottage in 2014 but he in recent seasons he lost his place, his last league appearance back in November 2015, and also had to battle with serious injury.
Kavanagh (24) is under contract with Fulham until the summer but Rovers appear to have pipped Derry in a bid to sign the left back on loan.
"All the arrangements were made, we were bringing him on loan until the summer and we had sent the agreement to his agent but Rovers have come in at the last minute and signed him," Derry boss Kenny Shiels told the Derry Journal.
"I have been working on trying to sign Sean since November. I didn't think I was going to get him and then Fulham agreed that they let him come to me. He has been training with us since last week, he was mixing in well and the boys loved him.
"However, he came up on Monday morning to tell me that, out of the blue, Stephen Bradley has rang him and he's going to go to Shamrock Rovers."