Cillian Sheridan could be set for yet another season of Champions League football as a move to Polish title chasers Jagiellonia Bialystok has edged ever closer.
Cavan native Sheridan looks set to sign for the Polish outfit from Cyrpriot side Omonia Nicosia according to the Herald, a move which would make him the first Irishman to play in Ekstraklasa.
Jagiellonia have been Poland’s answer to Leicester City this season and, having led the league for much of the campaign, they currently sit just four points off the top spot.
The surprise package had been linked with another Irishman in Anthony Stokes in recent weeks but that deal fell through. They have agreed on terms with Omonia, however, and are hoping to finalize the deal with Sheridan before the Polish transfer window closes tonight.
28-year-old Sheridan is a well-travelled striker and has enjoyed spells in Scotland, England, Bulgaria and most recently Cyprus. He appeared in the Champions League for APOEL Nicosia where he won two league titles before departing for bitter rivals Omonia.
Sheridan scored 23 goals in 53 appearances for Omonia and will be hoping for the same purple patch in Poland. He has won 3 Ireland caps and will hope that another potential Champions League season could catch the eye of Martin O’Neill, who is craving more striking options.
Here is a sample of what Sheridan is capable of…
Nick Menezes, Pundit Arena