Limerick’s Paudie O’Connor signs for Leeds

Leeds United have signed teenage defender Paudie O’Connor from League of Ireland side Limerick.

The 19-year-old helped Limerick win the SSE Airtricity First Division last season, and has signed a two-and-a-half year deal with the club.

O’Connor announced his exit from Limerick on his official Twitter account, thanking them for their support and wishing them well in the future:

“Would like to thank everybody at Limerick FC for the last three and a half years. Been an amazing time there and always loved representing the jersey and I’m very grateful to Martin and the club for the opportunity to play senior football. Also like to thank the fans for the support they have given me and the lads over the years, it’s greatly appreciated. Wishing ye all the very best of luck for the season ahead.”

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