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Irish U21 Star Connor Ronan Secures Another Loan Move To The Continent

Irish U21 Star Connor Ronan Secures Another Loan Move To The Continent

The current Ireland U21 squad is full of promising talents. The likes of Troy Parrott, Adam Idah, Jayson Molumby, and Dara O'Shea to name but a few all look to have a bright future in the game.

You can place Connor Ronan amongst that bunch. A slight and diminutive midfielder, he possesses brilliant technical ability on the ball, capable of beating a man on the dribble or producing a defence-splitting pass.

He has also had a very interesting career up to this point. On the books at Wolves since 2014, making seven appearances during their time in the Championship. Since then, he has had loan moves at the likes of Portsmouth and Walsall.

However, his most interesting move came when he spent 12 months in Slovakia at DAC.

Ronan joined the club for two separate loan spells, telling Balls last year how much he enjoyed his experience on the continent.

I'm loving it.

When I first went out there, the main focus was to just get back playing. I was in and out of a lot of teams.

I just wanted that experience of playing first-team football and just getting into that run of nine or ten games. I got that straight away, got into the team and I haven't come out since.

That was a massive part in me going back out there. Maybe I could have risked going elsewhere but I just wanted to keep that momentum going and keep playing.

Having moved to Blackpool in January on a temporary switch, the 22-year old has now moved to another European club.

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Connor Ronan has joined Swiss side Grasshopper Club Zurich on a loan deal from Wolves.

Grasshopper are the most successful club in Switzerland, boasting a tally of 27 league titles and 19 Swiss Cups. However, they currently find themselves in the second tier having been relegated at the end of the 2018/19 season for the first time in their history.

After a third placed finish last season, they will be looking to bounce back in the coming campaign.

It will be interesting to see how Ronan gets on in yet another new environment.

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