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Saturday 01 Jun 2019
Northern Ireland Under-21 striker Shayne Lavery agrees move to Linfield

Northern Ireland Under-21 striker Shayne Lavery has agreed a move to Danske Bank Premiership side Linfield.

Lavery, recently on loan with Falkirk in Scotland, joins the Belfast outfit from Everton on a one-year deal.

For Lavery it’s a chance to work under Northern Ireland’s record goal scorer David Healy who manages the Irish League champions. 

And speaking to the club’s official website, Healy said he was delighted to have secured the services of the 20-year-old. 

“I’m very enthusiastic about young Shayne joining us. I’ve known him for some time and I know what an exciting and promising talent he is. He’s played at various underage international levels and made his senior international debut exactly a year ago. 

“He’s a quality signing who I believe will fit in well with our squad and I know our supporters will make him feel most welcome.”

Lavery, who has been an integral part of the Northern Ireland U21 squad under boss Ian Baraclough, added: “I’m absolutely delighted to have got this deal agreed to sign for Linfield. I know the manager and assistant Ross [Oliver] very well and they have made me feel welcome and wanted. I just can’t wait to get started.”