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Irish striker Cillian Sheridan joins Polish title contenders Jagiellonia Bialystok
The well-travelled Cavan man has moved from Omonia Nicosia on a two-and-a-half year deal.

Updated at 13.00

CILLIAN SHERIDAN HAS become the first Irishman to move to the Polish top flight.

The 28-year-old striker spent the past four years in Cyprus with APOEL and, most recently, Omonia Nicosia, but has left his current club after they accepted a bid from Jagiellonia Bialystok — as reported by The Irish Sun and The Herald.

In a statement on their Facebook page, Omonia announced that Sheridan, who would have been out of contract at the end of the season, had travelled to Poland to tie up the deal before their transfer window closes at midnight tonight.

And this afternoon, Jagiellonia announced that he has signed for two-and-a-half years — tweeting a picture of him holding up the jersey with the words “welcome to Jadze!”.

They are currently second in the league, four points behind leaders Lechia Gdansk, meaning they could qualify for next season’s Champions League. Jagiellonia had been previously linked with a loan move for out-of-favour Blackburn Rovers and Ireland striker Anthony Stokes.

Cavan native Sheridan, who has three caps for Ireland, began his professional career at Celtic and had spells at CSKA Sofia and Kilmarnock before heading to Cyprus in 2013.

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