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One of Ireland's best prospects is set to sign a new deal with a Premier League powerhouse

Jack Byrne could be prolonging his stay at Manchester City.

Byrne has recently been brought in to train with the Man City first team.
Byrne has recently been brought in to train with the Man City first team.

WHEN IS THE hype around Jack Byrne going to really kick off? Everyone wants Jack Grealish to be parachuted into the Ireland senior squad but there hasn’t been much of a groundswell of support for the Man City U21 player yet.

Sure, he has yet to play with the first team mercenaries yet, but even being in the academy of such a big club is noteworthy.

And there has been good news of his development over the last few days. Byrne has posted pictures on his Instagram page of him training with the senior team while the Irish Independent are reporting that he is on the verge of signing a new contract.

The same report quotes Byrne as saying he is likely to be sent out on loan next year so it will be interesting to see if he can bring his strong underage form into a senior set-up.


There is one major problem for Byrne if he does end up prospering at Man City though. Ireland’s most vocal pundit seems to get even more unhinged and excitable when the topic of the Mancunian galacticos comes up.

Source: Arran Farrell/Vine


Source: Arran Farrell/Vine

You can picture Dunphy in 2020 still going in the RTE studio giving some scorching hot Jack Byrne takes… ‘Used to be a hard-working lad from Dublin, now he just lounges around in midfield counting his money’.

Regardless, it is great to see an Irish player going well at one of the world’s top sides.

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