Dublin, Ireland (AP) Ireland have signed the most expensive signing in the history of Irish football, the most highly paid player in Irish football history, the nation’s most expensive player in history and one of the most sought-after talents in world football.
But there’s still one major problem with that.
Ireland are still missing the first four players they signed in January, and it has meant that O’Brien’s reign in Dublin is over, with the most-expensive signing in Irish history now O’Connell.
The Irish are the second-highest spenders in the world according to a World Football Study, behind only Russia, who are spending €1.5 billion.
They have not won a major trophy since winning the Euro 2004 semi-finals, and the new arrivals in O’Reilly Park this morning are the most significant of any new arrival in Ireland.
O’Reilly, 25, is the fourth-highest paid player with €13 million, behind world record-holder Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the former Barcelona striker Lionel Messi.
The Ivorian’s agent, Giorgio Chiellini, has said that the signing is a “fantastic coup” for O’Farrell and Irish football.
“This is a massive coup for Ireland, and a huge coup for Olly and the club.
This is the biggest transfer of all time in Irish sport,” he told BBC Radio 5 live.
Olly’s signing will be seen as a significant coup for the club, as it means that the squad will be the biggest since the 2011 World Cup final.
Ollys father, Joe O’Leary, said the deal was a coup for Irish football and that it is a positive sign for Irish sports that Ollys dad is leaving the club at the end of his contract.
He said: “We’re delighted to have signed this superstar and he will be a huge asset to our club.”
I am delighted with how this has gone and he’s a massive asset for us and we’re all very happy that he’s joining us.
“Ollies father was one of O’Kelly’s closest advisers and the Ollies have been linked with a move to Manchester United.
O’Collins said that Oley was looking forward to the new era at O’Brydon and that Olly was the “right guy” for the job.
Oley’s arrival was welcomed by Irish football fans, with many saying that the move was a major coup for English football.
Irish Independent Sport presenter Dan Gallagher tweeted: “The first of two big signings this morning.
Olly is the best player in the league and will be fantastic for the Irish.
“Irish football needs another star.
We need more of them.
#OllyOlly”Irish Independent Sports reporter Matt Connolly added: “I’ve been waiting for this moment for years, it feels like it has finally arrived.”
Irish Independent sports columnist, Paul McTaggart, said: “It’s been a long time coming.
I’m excited for Ollie and the Irish fans.”
The new signing will play a key role in the Irish squad moving forward.
The new signings will make up the starting XI and will form the backbone of the Irish backline.
Olly will be joined in the first-team squad by two more players, midfielder Robbie Keane and centre-back Liam Ryan, who has joined from Manchester United on a free transfer.
Ola Toivonen will also join the squad for the start of the season.
Irish Sports Minister Michael McGrath told BBC Sport: “Irish football has always had a very strong squad and we have two players who have been a major part of that squad for many years, and I think it is only fitting that we are bringing them back to Dublin.”
Irish Football Federation (IFA) chief executive, Keith Buckley, added:”I’m delighted to see Olly Olloy arrive in Dublin and I hope that this signing of this great player and the squad we have will give us a real chance of achieving what we have set out to do.”
Irish football will have the second biggest contingent of international players in the World Cup, behind Russia, when the tournament resumes next month.