Mick McDermott delighted to land ‘hot property’ Conor McMenamin

Mick McDermott says Glentoran have secured “arguably the hottest property in the league at this time” after they signed Conor McMenamin from Cliftonville.

The midfielder has been the subject of interest of several clubs during the January transfer window, but the Glens got the deal over the line last night.

As part of the transfer though talented young striker Paul O’Neill will be moving in the opposite direction.

Speaking to the club website head coach McDermott said he was delighted to secure McMenamin’s services.

Glentoran new boy Conor McMenamin. Pic courtesy of Glentoran FC

“We are excited to secure the signature of Conor, arguably the hottest property in the league at this time,” he said.

“I’ve always said that we will be interested when quality players become available. Conor clearly fits that profile and we acted swiftly to secure a deal.

“Conor had multiple offers during this window, and it shows the direction Glentoran are headed when we can attract a player of this quality.

“This project at Glentoran continues to move forward and we know Conor will contribute in a big way in the coming weeks, months and years.”

McDermott also thanked O’Neill for his efforts during his time at The Oval.

“Since my arrival at the club Paul has been an important member of our team: he has been dedicated, shown great professionalism and created some great memories with some important goals,” he said.

“I think the biggest compliment I can pay him is that he is a great person and a dedicated young man.

“Paul has sought a new challenge where he desires to play on a more consistent basis.

“That is football, the ball always rolls forward and players move on.

“I honestly wish him the best and he knows he will always be welcome at the Oval.”

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