Town to Sign Neymar Lookalike Cotter
Friday, 26th Jan 2018 20:36
TWTD understands Town are set to sign Limerick right-back or midfielder Barry Cotter before the transfer window closes on Wednesday.
The 19-year-old, who has also played at centre-half, recently spent time on trial at Playford Road and the clubs subsequently agreed a five-figure fee.
Capped three times by the Republic of Ireland at U19 level, Cotter made nine League of Ireland Premier Division starts and two sub appearances for Limerick during the 2017 Irish season, his first-team breakthrough campaign.
Three years ago, when joining Limerick, Cotter went viral across the globe due to his resemblance to Brazilian star Neymar.
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|TimmyH added 20:42 - Jan 26
hahaha!...bet that's about where the similarity ends. Nice to see that all Town scouts are based on the emerald Isle. :)
|Mark added 20:43 - Jan 26
That's good news, and a surprise as MM said in the press conference this afternoon that no one else will be joining this window.
|rfretwell added 20:46 - Jan 26
A bit too smiley for Neymar
|Ipswichbusiness added 20:47 - Jan 26
I thought that we had a young right-back called Emmanuel. Where is he now?
|ArnieM added 20:47 - Jan 26
Nice to see us signing someone . But suspect he won't get within a million miles of the first team if previous Irish signings are anything to go by !
|stantheman added 20:58 - Jan 26
Thats the spirit ArnieM, keeping it positive.
|christiand added 21:02 - Jan 26
That scouting network or ours goes all that way to Ireland.......again! I'm not knocking this new signing, but really are we just incapable of looking elsewhere?
|hoppy added 21:02 - Jan 26
There was a young rightback called Cotter..
Who got caught by a lookalike spotter
"It's Neymar" they cried
When he joined the Town side
Now there's no chance he'll be mistaken again...
|Pilgrimblue added 21:10 - Jan 26
What's the point! Ok he's young and cheap but will only be loaned out and then follow in other Irish footsteps to lower leagues.
|SheptonMalletBlue added 21:14 - Jan 26
My grandad looks like Pele, what about signing him?!!!!
|keanokeano added 21:15 - Jan 26
@ipswichbusiness I believe Emannuel is currently struggling to get in and/stay on a league one side....
|12th_Man added 21:16 - Jan 26
So we're now signing lookalikes
|aeldun added 21:17 - Jan 26
Successful trial and now signed. Welcome back, Cotter.
|Ipswichbusiness added 21:31 - Jan 26
You may be right. He probably doesn't have enough Irish aunties!
|blueboy1981 added 21:40 - Jan 26
...... christiand - Our 'Scouts' ... . obviously get Air / Sea sick any further afield than Ireland.
MM is looking after the boys of his Motherland - problem is most, if not all, are never heard of again once they arrive at Portman Road.
|lightingblue added 21:48 - Jan 26
I've heard a rumour that Elvis is that n the building
|Gcon added 21:51 - Jan 26
You mean like the lad we just signed from France this week?
Is there no end to your negativity...
|joepublic added 22:11 - Jan 26
Dont worry, he will go viral again when scores the winner at carrot road.
Good luck fella
|rugbytomc added 22:12 - Jan 26
Always happy with signings.
As a bit of an aside-when was the last time we signed a right back who hadn't also played at centre back?!ðŸ˜‚
|ArnieM added 22:13 - Jan 26
Stantheman. Seems I'm not the only one who is a tad sceptical of the final outcome of out latest Emerald Isle recruit!
|Popeye added 22:13 - Jan 26
His name rhymes with Rodney trotter, let's hope he's no plonker or dipstick
|blueboy1981 added 22:21 - Jan 26
Gcon .......... I see your buddies are out in support again ....... same old. Nothing changes with you lot either.
|blueboy1981 added 22:25 - Jan 26
....... and by the way Gcon - you qualify as an expert on negativity, your finger spends most of it's time on the minus button of anyone that posts any sense - so take a well earned bow.
|GiveusaWave added 22:32 - Jan 26
Bet Phil thought a long time about this headline....a picture of Barry Cotter with "new transfer expected before transfer day" could have caused a stir lol.
Talk about pressure on the lad....when he plays his first game we'll be expecting Neymar...can imagine him getting some stick in training too. Wonder what his nickname will be....
Hope he does well...
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