Oldham Athletic midfielder Patrick McEleney looks set to rejoin Dundalk, according to The Sun.
Patrick McEleney looks set for a Dundalk return as a deal between Oldham and Dundalk moves a step closer to completion.
It was believed that Oldham were demanding in the region of €50,000 for the playmaker who has two years left on his contract and apparently has attracted interest from Shamrock Rovers.
But with Oldham under pressure to cut their costs following relegation to League Two and free up cash to spend on new signings, Dundalk hope to get Patrick McEleney for free.
According to The Sun, the two clubs have put together a package to make sure that coming home would not hit McEleney wages heavily.
This agreement between the two clubs should help them both as it will remove the need for him to get a pay-off from Oldham and their demands for a fee.
About Patrick McEleney –
He started his career with Sunderland but moved back to his native Ireland to join Derry City in 2010.
The 25-year-old spent five years with Derry City and made a total of 175 appearances, scoring 26 goals.
McEleney joined Dundalk ahead of the 2016 season and helped them win the League of Ireland which secured their place in the UEFA Champions League qualification stage.
The playmaker played a key role in their 3-0 win over BATE Borisov in the third qualifying round before they exited the competition against Legia Warsaw.
In his time with Dundalk, he made 49 appearances for Dundalk and scored 13 goals.