Boost for Dundalk as Michael Duffy signs new deal

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Boost For Dundalk As Michael Duffy Signs New Deal
Michael Duffy has signed a new contract with Dundalk.
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James Cox

Dundalk have announced that Michael Duffy has signed a new deal with the club.

This is a huge boost to the Lilywhites as the winger has been one of their key players since joining from Celtic in January 2017.

The 26-year-old was named PFAI Player of the Year in 2018.

Dundalk lost Sean Hoare and Sean Gannon last month as the pair joined rivals Shamrock Rovers.

However, Duffy is the latest player to sign a new deal after David McMillan, Daniel Kelly, Sean Murray and Cameron Dummigan.

Duffy had been linked with a number of English clubs.

FAI Cup Final, Aviva Stadium, Co. Dublin 6/12/2020 Shamrock Rovers vs Dundalk Dundalk’s Michael Duffy ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

"I’m delighted it’s done and I’d like to thank MLS Management for getting it over the line," said Duffy.

"I can look forward to the season ahead now. It was a big decision but I think I’ve made the right choice staying with Dundalk and I can’t wait to get back on the pitch.

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"We finished 2020 on a high by winning the FAI Cup and that was a big factor in my decision. There were a few months last year when things weren't good at Oriel Park but some of my best memories from being at the club came from the way we finished the season and that’s what I want again."

Duffy is waiting on international clearance to switch allegiance to the Republic of Ireland.

He played for Northern Ireland at Under-21 level but has made his intention to switch to the Republic clear, with his former Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny keen to call him up.

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