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Irish Football Moving in the Right Direction After Busy End to the Transfer Window

With the transfer window coming to an end, the changes witnessed this season seem more promising for Irish football. Some of the major moves did not come as a surprise since they had earlier been anticipated. There have been plenty of homegrown talents that have made a late shift from the Boys in Green. 

Jamie McGrath is one of the players who made the long-awaited move to an English club. The Ireland midfielder has signed for Wigan Athletic from St Mirren. He will be linking up with other international teammates such as Will Keane and James McClean, and they are all in a great position to play Championship in the coming season.

Mc Grath was out of contract in the summer, and there were speculations that he was planning to move to Aberdeen and Hibernian, but he has settled for EFL. During his time at St Mirren, he has had an impressive 20 goals in 78 games. His signing of a two-and-a-half-year contract is one of the indications that the players and Irish football, in general, is headed in the right direction.

Currently, Wigan are one point off the summit in League One, keeping in mind that they already have two games in hand than the leaders, Rotherham.

Irish Football Fans are Equally Elated

Irish football fans are also delighted to see their players representing them in international teams. With the next season beginning soon, online bookmakers are already set with football betting markets on upcoming football matches. As an Irish bettor, this season seems to be promising in terms of interesting betting opportunities available on both the sportsbooks’ websites and on betting apps. These markets include correct score, both teams to score, 1×2, handicap bets, and more.

Jeff Hendrick, Ireland Midfielder, from Newcastle to QPR, has been another remarkable transfer that happened in the final hours of the January transfer window. The 30-year-old Irish international has been a significant player in the Magpies before joining the Premier League. His move to QPR seems to be the best decision since he only had four appearances this season. QPR are in the fourth position in the English second tier, and they are looking more competitive and in great shape to get a promotion to the Premier League.

More Irish Players in Serie A

There were speculations that Hendrick was likely to join AC Milan; while these rumours did not materialize, one Irish player did seal a transfer to the Italian giants. Talented Irish youngster, Cathal Heffernan, will be joining AC Milan from Cork City on loan. The 16-year-old defender is the captain of the Republic of Ireland’s U17. Although he signed for Milan on loan, he is expected to sign a permanent deal by the end of the season. Heffernan is the third starlet to join Serie A, and by the look of things, Italy is proving to be a popular destination for Irish talent. This comes as a financial boost for Irish clubs, which is highly welcomed.

Other notable transfers include the move by James Abankwah to Italian club Udinese on loan, and Aiden O’Brien has signed a permanent deal with Portsmouth.

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