Former Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne has completed a move to Cypriot side Apoel Nicosia, signing a two-year deal.
The Republic of Ireland international's deal with Apoel runs until the end of the 2022/2023 season.
Byrne's former international manager, Mick McCarthy, took over Apoel in November.
The former Ireland boss had made no secret of his interest in signing Byrne after the 24-year-old's contract with the League of Ireland champions came to an end.
Rovers had attempted to convince Byrne to re-sign but the former Manchester City star chose to link up with the man who gave him his international debut in 2019 instead.
✍️ Σύναψη συμφωνίας με Jack #Byrne (@Jackb_8). #APOELFC
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— APOEL FC (@apoelfcofficial) January 4, 2021
Byrne will wear the number 29 jersey for Apoel after passing a medical, which was completed after a negative Covid-19 test.
“We welcome Jack Byrne to APOEL and wish him to celebrate titles and European successes with the blue and yellow,” a statement on the club's official website read.
When McCarthy took over, the 28-time Cypriot champions were in relegation form.
Their form has picked up slightly, but they still sit in 11th place in the 14-team league so McCarthy will hope the signing of Byrne contributes to an improvement in form.