St Patrick’s Athletic’s Connor O’Malley has turned down offers from Leeds United and Wigan Athletic in order to move to Peterborough United according to a report from the Irish Mirror.
The 22-year-old goalkeeper is very highly rated after playing very well for the Republic of Ireland based club and they have had to fend off a lot of interest for their star shot stopper. But the club appear happy to sell as long as it’s not to one of their League of Ireland rivals, so it was always likely he was always going to head across the sea to England.
And while O’Malley had many offers on the table, including from the likes of Leeds and Wigan, he has decided that he will sign for Peterborough. The Posh have got a good record of signing players from the non-league and are starting to show a similar knack for getting guys from Ireland including their former club captain Chris Forrester. And now O’Malley will be hoping to become the latest relative unknown to become a star while at the ABAX Stadium.
Peterborough will be happy knowing that they are signing a highly regarded player, one tracked by teams across the EFL, from a team known for producing players who’ve gone on to do very well in England. Kevin Doyle, Keith Fahey and Stephen Quinn all spent some of their early career with St Pats before moving on to England to make an impact for their respective clubs. Now they’ll be hoping O’Malley can do the same.