Jim Magilton hopes Dundalk can keep Michael Duffy if English move falters

Michael Duffy is out of contract with DundalkMichael Duffy is out of contract with Dundalk
Michael Duffy is out of contract with Dundalk
Dundalk's new Sporting Director, Jim Magilton, says the club will monitor the current situation with regards to Michael Duffy's future.

Speaking as he was unveiled to the press following his appointment with the Oriel Park club Magilton said they were aware of interest from England in the talented winger.

It’s understood EFL Championship outfit Huddersfield Town and high flying League One side, Peterborough United are the latest English clubs to have declared an interest in signing the 26 year-old.

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Shrewsbury Town are also among the clubs linked with a move for the Derry man, whose contract with FAI Cup champions Dundalk expired last week.

The Lilywhites and League of Ireland champions Shamrock Rovers have both offered substantial deals while Derry City have also made contact with the player in recent weeks.

Magilton confirmed that if Duffy is to remain in the League of Ireland then they would be doing all they can to retain his services.

"I believe that there's now interest in him from England," he said.

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"I know Michael would like to pursue his international career and that would given him an opportunity to do that.

"If he doesn't go down that route we will certainly make him an offer. The last time I spoke to Michael he was extremely happy at Dundalk, and to be fair he's been outstanding.

"It's our job to put an offer together that Michael would like to stay at Dundalk.

"But he's now in a position where he can speak to other clubs. I'd hope Michael doesn't leave to join another League of Ireland club."