Sligo Rovers under-17 player Seamas Keogh has agreed a deal to join English Premier League side Southampton when the transfer window opens on July 1st.
Keogh, who has captained the Republic of Ireland at under-15 and under-16 level, will move to the Southampton academy for an undisclosed sum.
“This is a terrific opportunity for Seamas, and one he has thoroughly earned,” Sligo Rovers’ Head of Youth Development Danny O’Leary said to the club’s website.
“The move was on the cards for quite a while and the club are happy with the agreement made.
“While we are sorry to lose him as a Sligo Rovers player, a Premier League academy is a chance for Seamas to continue his growth as a player and we respect that.
“His attitude and commitment have been second to none. I want to thank Seamus and his parents.
“Conor O'Grady and Marcel Gordon gave Seamas excellent coaching for the U-15s and likewise all the staff at the U-17s and his previous club Benbulben FC offered a great grounding.”