Interest in Patrick McEleney has not been scarce since the end of the League of Ireland season. As Dundalk failed to defend their title, the 25-year-old looked like of the best players in the league.
His personal Goal of the Season competition would have stood up as more than sufficient for the entire league.
Now out of contract with Dundalk, McEleney has been the subject of interest from several clubs. Dundalk are apparently keen to retain his services, Derry City want to bring him home and Shamrock Rovers were also said to be interested.
Oldham, Blackburn, Doncaster and Wigan are also all reportedly eyeing up the attacker.
According to The Derry Journal, a "top MLS side" has also entered the running for McEleney's signature. Though, they do not specify the team.
McEleney told the paper that a move to the US would interest him.
There are big clubs involved and I’ve met a few now. The MLS is really appealing but everything has to be right. It’s not just about me, it’s about everyone.
It’s dragging on a bit now but I expected that anyway. There has been interest from here and other places like America, England and Scotland.
McEleney, who scored 10 goals for Dundalk this past season, expects to make a decision in the coming weeks. At the moment, he says that no one club is leading the race.
But I’m just going to take my time and try and make the right decision. It’s a massive decision, not only on the field but I have to think about my family - it comes down to a lot of things really. It’s not a decision I can just jump into. It has to be right for everybody.
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