CONFIRMED: Glenavon's Joel Cooper to make switch to Linfield

Linfield have today confirmed that Glenavon winger Joel Cooper has signed a three-year pre-contract to join David Healy's side.

Wednesday, 24th January 2018, 12:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th January 2018, 12:32 pm
Joel Cooper is on his way to Linfield
Joel Cooper is on his way to Linfield

A statement on the Blues' official website reads: "Linfield FC is pleased to confirm that Joel Cooper has signed a pre-contract to join this club for three years from the start of the 2018/19 season. This has been lodged with the IFA for registration purposes and we look forward to welcoming Joel to Windsor Park."

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Glenavon also confirmed that Ballyclare native Cooper, 21, will join Linfield when his current contract expires in May.

"The player informed the manager of his decision on Sunday afternoon," a club statement reads.

"Glenavon can also confirm that earlier this month the player had been offered a new improved three and a half year contract to continue his career with our club at least until May 2021."