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Cotter On Way to Town to Complete Move
Wednesday, 31st Jan 2018 11:03

Town target Barry Cotter is on his way over from Ireland to complete the formalities relating to his move from Limerick to the Blues, which TWTD was first to reveal on Friday, ahead of today’s 11pm deadline.

The clubs have agreed a fee for the 19-year-old right-back or midfielder, believed to be €80,000 (around £70,000) - more than Brentford paid for striker Chiedozie Ogbene, a player we understand Town were also keen to sign, earlier in the week - plus add-ons and a sell-on clause.

Cotter, who recently spent time on trial at Playford Road, is flying over today to undergo a medical and sign his contract with the deal expected to be completed without a hitch, although often international clearance - which wouldn’t prevent the move from being rubber-stamped ahead of the deadline - taking a little while longer to go through.

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.

Meanwhile, it’s still expected to be a quiet deadline day at Town, although we understand the Blues are looking to get one or two of their younger fringe players out on loan to gain experience before the window closes.

As reported earlier, George Fowler is expected to complete his permanent switch to loan club Aldershot.

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bluehook added 11:09 - Jan 31
Oh god, the excitement is almost too much.

cleggo added 11:12 - Jan 31
he plays on the left, he plays on the riiiight... Barry Cotter makes Neymar looks sh1te

tallguy6767 added 11:16 - Jan 31
You can see the headline! ...Town sign Neymar !!!.....................lookalike

PhilTWTD added 11:18 - Jan 31
Erm, I may already have gone for that rather clickbaity approach!

wherescounago added 11:22 - Jan 31
Are you sure this right??? I've just watch 20 minutes of Deadline Day on Sky Sports and this one wasn't mentioned!!!!!!!

howdonblue added 11:26 - Jan 31
Closest thing we will ever see to Neymar or anyone in that class playing at the once great Portman road .

RIP Ipswich town

PhilTWTD added 11:33 - Jan 31

TWTD > Sky Sports!

wellhungphil added 11:37 - Jan 31
Hypnotise the lad, give him a mirror, and then stick him up front!

Kesgraveblue57 added 11:39 - Jan 31
McCarthy has he stolen this gem of a player from Man City ?

blueboy1981 added 11:43 - Jan 31
........ the usual. Why expect anything else ?

Rensham added 11:47 - Jan 31
Nine appearances for Limerick and looks like Neymar. Sign him up. Must mean Micks staying or these signings are by someone else at the club.

timkatieadamitfc added 12:00 - Jan 31
great, all clubs with an ounce of ambition are strengthening, WHAT ARE DOING.

howdonblue added 12:15 - Jan 31
Careful timkatieadamitfc people will downthumb you

massivemole added 12:26 - Jan 31
Let's hope he brings his blanket to keep him warm on the bench. Until we are mathematical safe, ALL youngsters will not play. Words from the master tactician himself.

runningout added 12:39 - Jan 31
our current scouts will be moving on with MM, so don’t expect a half decent sausage arriving here anytime soon

shoopdelang added 12:56 - Jan 31
Really doesn’t look like an Irishman called Barry.

Then again “ Fred “ “ Oscar “ “ Malcolm “ ..... “ Barry “ sounds Brazilian after all.

Slambo added 13:08 - Jan 31
I love that there's an 19 year old lad called 'Barry'...

muccletonjoe added 13:10 - Jan 31
Perhaps we should see him play first?

BlueBlood90 added 13:18 - Jan 31
Any truth in Flynn Downes to Luton on loan Phil?

timkatieadamitfc added 13:32 - Jan 31
@howdonblue, just so frustrating at the minute, feels like the club is drifting aimlessly with no direction or purpose. (As long as we weren't relegated) if the club would just come out and say MM leaving at end of season so we not spending any money and saving cash so new boss can bring in his own players then fair enough. But nobody talks to fans sensibly.(apart from Milne, lol)

Sam added 16:46 - Jan 31
Will he even play?? Diagouraga played barely anything. Drinan has not kiced a ball for us yet. Moore didn't play anything.

Sam added 16:47 - Jan 31
Also, Mick needs t sign these people and give them a chance and then that is a good oportunity wasted. Come on mick, actually give him a chance.

Pilgrimblue added 18:00 - Jan 31
Its the MM conveyor belt. Sign em, loan em and then sell em.

Razor added 10:54 - Feb 1
Another one to get lost in the corridors of Portman Road!!

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