League of Ireland Premier Division side St. Patrick’s Athletic have confirmed that striker Christy Fagan will remain at the club.
The ex-Bohemians striker has signed a new two-year deal, which will see him continue his spell at Inchicore until 2018.
— St Patrick's Athletic FC (@stpatsfc) November 25, 2016
Fagan had been the subject of much transfer speculation in recent weeks. League champions Dundalk were linked with the forward while Shamrock Rovers and Bray Wanderers were also rumoured to have tabled bids.
.@stpatsfc confirm that striker Christy Fagan is staying with the club for the next two seasons. Had been linked with Dundalk, Rovers, Bray
— Paul O’Hehir (@paulohehir) November 25, 2016
It’s easy to see why, as the 27-year-old has become one of the league’s most feared strikers in recent seasons. 2016 was not his best year as the former Manchester United trainee struggled with injury, yet he continued his goalscoring form and found the net on ten occasions in the league.
This re-signing is a real statement of intent from Saints manager Liam Buckley ahead of the 2017 campaign. 2016 was a disappointing year for his side as they missed out on European football. However, with Fagan back on-board, the club can be confident of a top four finish next term.
Pat Cregg and Gavin Peers have already arrived from Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers respectively, but it’s the news concerning Fagan that will really please the Saints supporters.
Thomas Stafford, Pundit Arena