Cork City have announced the signing of defender Danny Kane from Huddersfield Town ahead of the 2018 Airtricity League Premier Division season.
The 20-year-old has spent the last four-and-a-half years with Huddersfield having signed from Cherry Orchard in 2013 and has been granted an early release to join the current league champions.
The defender is well known for his versatility across the back four having started at both right back and left back in the Republic of Ireland U21 European Championship qualifiers last year and most recently as a holding midfielder in his first game for Cork City.
“I want to try and break into the starting eleven," he told the club's official website.
"It is going to be difficult; there are a lot of good players here. When I break into that eleven, I want to win trophies; I came here to win things.
“I know Ryan Delaney well from the Ireland Under 21s and he said it was a great set-up here, which I already knew. I watched the cup final last year online and I was impressed with the standard. I’ve been very impressed with the standard in training as well.”
Manager John Caulfield added: “Danny is an Irish Under 21 international with a great pedigree. He can play centre back, full back or as a holding midfielder and he is a very good footballer. He hasn’t played much senior football, but he is over here with an opportunity to develop himself and compete for a first team position.”
Kane is the fourth new defender to be signed by Caulfield as preparations continue for the new season.
Cork City will begin their title defence away to St. Pats on Friday, February 16th.