Saturday 20 July 2019

Sheridan will be first Irishman to play in Poland

Cillian Sheridan. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images
Cillian Sheridan. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images

Ireland international Cillian Sheridan is on his way to Poland - and potentially on his way back to the Champions League - after his on/off move was finally agreed.

The 28-year-old, who has been based in Cyprus since 2013 and is currently on the books of Omonia Nicosia, has been tracked by Jagiellonia Bialystok for some time.

A deal for Sheridan appeared to be off when the Polish club refused to meet Omonia's fee of €250,000, especially as the Cavan native would be out of contract in the summer, and the title-chasing Jagiellonia then tried to sign Anthony Stokes on loan.

But Jagiellonia, second in the Polish league table, have revived their interest and, having agreed terms with Sheridan's Cypriot club, they hope to have the deal completed before the Polish transfer window closes tonight.

"We have reached an initial agreement and Cillian is on his way to Poland," Jagiellonia's vice-president Agnieszka Syczewska said last night.

"Unfortunately he missed his first flight and we are trying to find a way to get him here. We hope to have it sorted before Tuesday's transfer window and if all goes well he will sign a contract for a number of years."

Sheridan has already played in the Champions League group stages for Celtic and Apoel Nicosia and Jagiellonia, four points off top spot in the Polish league, hope he can lead them to a first-ever title. The club altready have Scottish import Ziggy Gordon on the books but Sheridan will become the first Irishman to play in the Polish league.

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