Lincoln City are reportedly closing in on a move for Shelbourne midfielder Jack Moylan, according to a report from the Irish Independent.
The 21-year-old midfielder has played a starring role for Shelbourne this season, starting in all but one of their league games so far but is looking likely to complete a move to the Imps this summer.
Who is Jack Moylan?
The attacking midfielder began his career with fellow Irish side Bohemians, before spending the second half of his debut season with Wexford on loan. Within a few months, Moylan signed for Shelbourne on a free transfer.
To date, Moylan has made 57 appearances for the Irish side, scoring 19 goals and assisting a further eight. This season, the midfielder has already contributed to 12 goals, which included a hat-trick against Sligo Rovers in May.
What type of player is he?
The 21-year-old can play in a number of different positions, which will benefit the League One side next season. He is naturally an attacking midfielder but can also operate as a winger or centre-forward.
He’s currently averaging a goal every three games for his current side and given Lincoln City’s current success rate with Irish talents, Moylan is likely to settle in with ease.
What’s been said?
According to the report, Shelbourne and Lincoln City are yet to agree a fee for the transfer, but talks are ongoing. The player’s contract expires in November and his compensation would cost around £60,000.
In the article, they state…
‘Shelbourne have agreed a new contract with midfielder Mark Coyle but playmaker Jack Moylan is likely to leave the club for Lincoln City – with the timing of his departure set to be influenced by attempts to source a replacement.
Goals from midfield can be the difference between a side competing and not competing for the playoffs and I personally believe this would be an excellent addition for Lincoln City.
He averages a goal every three games as well as being able to feature in several different positions, which will only benefit Mark Kennedy’s side even further if they manage to secure a deal for the midfielder.