Tuesday 11 December 2018

Dundalk seal loan deal for ex-Liverpool midfielder Krisztian Adorjan

Krisztian Adorjan in action for Liverpool in a friendly against Toronto in 2012
Krisztian Adorjan in action for Liverpool in a friendly against Toronto in 2012
Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny (pictured) has signed Krisztian Adorjan from Italian Serie B side Novara. Photo: Sportsfile
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

Dundalk have completed the loan signing of former Liverpool midfielder Krisztian Adorjan from Italian Serie B side Novara.

The Hungarian has penned a deal to join the Lilywhites until July and he has already linked up with Stephen Kenny's squad at their pre-training camp in Spain, where he made a sub appearance in a 1-1 friendly draw with Chinese side Shanghai Shenxin.

Adorjan (25) was rated as a hot prospect in his teens. He was on the fringes of Brendan Rodgers' first team at Liverpool in the summer of 2012 and was brought on a pre-season tour of America along with recent Sligo Rovers signing Adam Morgan.

The former Hungarian U-21 international then joined Groningen in the Dutch Eredivisie, scoring three times in 18 games, before joining Novara in 2014.

last-minute He fell out of favour there and was sent on loan to Albanian side FK Partizani last summer.

Meanwhile, Ireland international Cyrus Christie was among the players to make a last-minute move on transfer deadline day in England.

The right-back has signed for Fulham from Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee.

Elsewhere, 21-year-old Dubliner Eoghan Stokes has parted company with Leeds United by mutual consent. The 21-year-old striker, who has been capped by up to U-19 level, has been linked to both Dundalk and Cork City.

Stokes, who joined Leeds from St Kevin's in 2012, played his only first-team game for the Elland Road club last August when he started in the 5-1 League Cup victory over Newport County.

Limerick defender Barry Cotter has joined Ipswich Town. The 19-year-old Ennis native, who played 11 first-team games for the Shannonsiders last season, has signed a three-year deal with Mick McCarthy's Tractor Boys.

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