Dundalk have announced the signing of Patrick McEleney on a three and a half year deal for an undisclosed fee.
The Derry man played with Dundalk before leaving for Oldham last season but with the club getting relegated to League Two it seemed a move back to the League of Ireland was always on the cards.
Speaking to dundalkfc.com after penning the deal, McEleney was delighted to return to the Club and is looking forward to returning to the field for Dundalk.
“I am buzzing to finally get the deal done. It was a long process but it’s great to be back at the Club. I am happy to be back here and I enjoyed my first spell here so to be back is great.
“I can’t wait just to get back playing for the side again. I have been keeping an eye on things since I left and they are going well here. Hopefully I can add to that.”
Chief Executive, Mal Brannigan, is also looking forward to see the midfielder back at the Club: “When Stephen Kenny was made aware that there was a realistic opportunity for Patrick to return to Oriel Park, it was an easy decision for the Board to make regarding entering negotiations and having understood and seen first-hand, Patrick’s desire to play for the Town once more, those negotiations ran smoothly. For both Patrick and the Club to commit to a three and a half year contract illustrates the desire to continually improve the team and create a healthy environment for competition within that team.”