It looks like the FAI have bagged the hottest young prospect in the Northern Irish Football League, with Cliftonville winger Sean Moore called up the Rep. of Ireland U19s squad.
Moore, who has played underage for Northern Ireland, is just 17 years old, but has already made a name for himself as one of the top players up north, and will be a huge coup for the south if he goes onto make his senior debut for the side.
FAI Look To Have Nabbed Sean Moore From The North
Cliftonville winger Sean Moore has been called up to the Ireland u19’s homebased squad🇮🇪
Moore has previously represented the North but seems the FAI have won the battle for Sean👏🏼
West Ham, Newcastle, Everton, Ipswich and Qpr are interested in signing him☘️ pic.twitter.com/Hh0ny9AXDD
— Rep of Ireland Player Tracker (@reptracker) February 6, 2023
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It is also understood that Moore has received interest from the Premier League, with West Ham having reportedly sent in an offer.
“I think there was an offer from West Ham, around the £200,000 mark," said Northern Ireland youth coach Gerard Lyttle.
“I watched him last Saturday. It was probably one of his quieter games, yet he scored a goal and won a penalty. So, he had a real impact on the result."
Ireland U19s coach Tom Mohan has named the following home based squad, prior to next month's Euro qualifiers:
Republic of Ireland Men’s Under-19s training camp
Goalkeepers: Reece Byrne (Bohemians), Kieran McDonagh (Galway United), Fiachra Pagel (Drogheda United, on loan from Forest Green Rovers), Conor Walsh (Sligo Rovers)
Defenders: Derinsola Adewale (Bohemians), Conor Barr (Derry City), Sean Carey (Shamrock Rovers), Eanna Clancy (Sligo Rovers), Kieran Cruise (Shamrock Rovers), Ben Curtis (Drogheda United), Carl Lennox (Shamrock Rovers), Jake McCormack (Bohemians), Michael McCarthy (Cobh Ramblers), John O’Donovan (Cork City), Eli Rooney (Sligo Rovers), Lewis Temple (Shelbourne), Harvey Warren (Waterford)
Midfielders: Oisin Coleman (Dundalk), Zack Dunne (Cork City), Steven Healy (Galway United), Darius Lipsic (St. Patrick’s Athletic), James McManus (Bohemians), Harvey Nugent (Shelbourne), Joe O’ Brien-Whitmarsh (Cork City)
Forwards: Anthony Adenepo (Waterford), Kennedy Amechi (Kerry FC), Gbemi Arubi (Shelbourne), Jason Florain (St. Patrick’s Athletic), Gavin Hodgins (Shelbourne), Eoin Kenny (Dundalk), Chris Lotefa (Bohemians), Anthony Mayo (Dundalk), Sean Moore (Cliftonville), David Tarney (Galway United), Gideon Tetteh (Shamrock Rovers), David Traore (Shelbourne)