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'Libero' Ireland Keeper Sean McDermott Dumped By Dinamo Bucharest

'Libero' Ireland Keeper Sean McDermott Dumped By Dinamo Bucharest

Norwegian born Irish underage representative Sean McDermott could be on his way back to his homeland, after being released by Romanian club Dinamo Bucharest, in what seems to be unceremonious circumstances.

The 25-year-old, who's father Terence hails from Donegal village Mountcharles, was called into Martin O'Neill's squad for last summer's UEFA Nations League tie against Wales and a subsequent friendly against Poland, but has yet to make a senior appearance for the Republic.

McDermott reportedly turned down the offer of a new contract at hometown side Kristiansund BK and opted to switch to the Romanian giants only last month in a deal worth over €500,000, but TelekomSport are reporting this afternoon that the player will no longer play under manager Mircea Rednic.

Dinamo Bucharest, Sean McDermott

And it doesn't sound like he fecks about!

Confirming McDermott's departure in a press conference ahead of tomorrow's league game with Concordia Chiajna, the Dinamo boss left little doubt to his disappointment with the January signing.

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I asked for a goalkeeper, not a libero, that is life. I told you, I am very demanding.

I don't want the next season to catch us and not be sure what we did during this period. We can not forgive anybody next season if we miss the play-off.

Ouch!

The former Arsenal youngster may well have grounds to feel a bit hard done by. In his three appearances for The Red Dogs since his move, he has actually kept two clean sheets.

Dinamo are the second most decorated club in Romanian football history, coming in behind arch-rivals Steaua Bucharest. However, after a trophyless season last year, they have found themselves mired in the bottom half of the league for most of this campaign.

Ironically, the two wins that McDermott kept clean sheets in, over Politehnica Iași and Sepsi, have helped to allay relegation fears, however, the Irish man was the custodian in the defeat to FC Botosani before being dropped for the trip to Dunărea Călărași last weekend.

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