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It Looks Like Another Irish International Is On His Way To The Premier League

Conor O'Leary
By Conor O'Leary
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It's been a good summer for Irish internationals. With James McClean rejoining the Premier League with West Brom, while Robbie Brady looking to make a comeback to the big league too, another Irish international could be joining them.

New Newcastle coach Steve McClaren is looking at making Derby's Richard Keogh his first signing at St. James's Park. McClaren is familar with Keogh from his time at Derby, and is looking to re-unite with his former captain. The Guardian are reporting that a fee of £4 million is being mooted. Derby turned down a bid of £2.5 million for Keogh last summer from Burnley.

It looks like the deal is contingent on Derby signing a replacement. Early reports suggest that the replacement in question is Jason Shackell from Burnley, the player that Keogh replaced at Derby when he joined the club in 2012.


Keogh was named in the Championship Team Of The Year, and has cemented himself in O'Neill's Ireland squad this year. A move into the Premier League would cap a great year for the 28-year-old.

[The Guardian]

Picture credit: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE



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