Pat’s Mulraney signs eye-catching deal, Cork City ponder Seedorf – Gapuran Sport
St Patrick’s Athletic have pulled in one of the League of Ireland’s most impressive signings out of the season, with winger Jake Mulraney joining from MLS side Orlando City.
The 26-year-old made more than 60 appearances during three years in MLS with Atlanta United and Orlando.
He has signed a long-term contract in Inchicore.
The Dubliner spent time at Crumlin United before moving to Nottingham Forest in 2012, spending two years at the City Ground.
He attended Queens Park. Rangers in December 2014 and made his English league debut on loan at Dagenham and Redbridge in October 2015 before going on loan again at Stevenage.
Mulraney moved to Scotland in June 2016, signing a two-year contract with Inverness Caledonian Thistle, winning the Scottish Challenge Cup in 2017-18 before joining Hearts in May 2018 where he works alongside Pat’s current assistant boss Jon Daly.
He made a total of 90 appearances in Scotland before three years in America.
Mulraney revealed family reasons for his return to Ireland were Tim Clancy warding off interest from other top clubs. in the country to sign a new contract
Mulraney said: “I’m delighted to have crossed the finish line and very excited to be a St Pat’s player. It’s been a crazy couple of days. Myself and my family decided it was time to come back from America and settle at home.
“After speaking with Tim, Jon, Garrett Kelleher and the club, the signing was nothing for me. And I look forward to the next few years.”
“I heard good things. a lot about the club and get to watch games and highlights in America I know the club is booming. There is a lot of quality in the team. and step up from the Academy and once I’ve already spoken to the club. It makes sense to me to have a sign here.
“I’ve been gone for many years (since I was 14) so myself and my family are glad to be home. Seeing that our children were at home was an important part of the decision. Overall, I can’t wait and I’m looking forward to it.”
Clancy added: “Jake is a fantastic signing for the club and a key addition to our squad for the 2023 season and beyond. both on and off the field
“He was interested in us last year while he was still playing in MLS, so when we heard about the possibility of him coming back. We were immediately interested in signing with him.
“He’s a seasoned winger with great pace. He likes to be creative and score goals. And we think he will fit in perfectly with our team. and how we try to play.”
“There is a lot of interest in Jake and he has other offers. another number We are very happy that he chose to sign for St Pat’s, his ambition matches ours. And we’re looking forward to seeing Jake on the pitch.”
One player who refused to trade in Richmond Park was Barry Cotter after he signed with League One side Barnsley.
Cotter is on loan with Pat’s for the second part of the 2022 season and has attracted interest from a number of clubs who dislike the Hoops.
The full-back has opted for a second chance in England. Previously at Ipswich Town
Meanwhile, Cork City are considering a move for Dutch legend Clarence’s nephew Quentin Seedorf.
The 22-year-old defender last played for Polish second division side Zaglebie Sosnowiec. By completing a checkpoint at Vitesse Arnhem.
He played 60 times in Poland and could be seen as a good pick for the newly promoted team. which is slow to increase rankings
His uncle is one of the most recognizable names in Dutch football. By playing for Real Madrid and capturing 87 caps for the national team, he also managed AC Milan.