Transfer news: Republic of Ireland striker signs for Everton

Republic of Ireland U19 international Sam Byrne has signed for Everton. The 18-year-old was released by Manchester United this summer but he is highly rated after impressing at youth level’s for Manchester United and Ireland.

It is good news for Irish football as Everton boss Roberto Martinez is renowned for giving youth a chance and Byrne joins the blues who have a number of Irish international’s such as Darren Gibson, Aiden McGeady, Shane Duffy, Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy.

Bryne has impressed at u19 for Ireland scoring 10 goal’s in the last 2 season’s and is highly rated by Ireland u19 manager Paul Doolin who spoke about the striker after their recent 2-1 win over Turkey U19’s.

“Sam has a great record for the U-19s, scoring 10 goals over the last two seasons. Most of those were from last season when he was giving away a year”

The striker spoke of his disappointment about leaving Manchester United in May.

“It is hard to leave a club like United. It’s all I have been used to for the last three years but hopefully I can find a new club.

“Though it didn’t happen for me at United, I’m a better player for having been there”

The striker who hails from Kill in Co. Kildare impressed in a loan spell last year for League One side Carlisle United who are managed by former Irish international Graham Kavanagh. Byrne made 13 appearances towards the end of the season and scored once.




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