DERRY City have been dealt a blow with the news that Barry McNamee has joined Cork City.
The midfielder joins the double league winners after playing over 150 league games for Derry.
He said: “I am thrilled to get it done.
“It was a tough season at Derry with everything that happened, so I took my time to think about everything, and I decided that this was the right move for me.
“I got ten goals in the league this season, which was my highest return so far and I am hoping to push on again next year. I want to score more and set up more.
“I want to be part of the team that has just won the league and I want to win more trophies.
“The way the fans fill Turner’s Cross; it’s hard to compare it with anywhere else in the league. I
“t shows the passion in the city for the club and it is great to be a part of it.
“I have come down here because I want to win trophies.”
“He is another fantastic signing for us. He scores goals from midfield and he also creates a lot, he can open defences up and he is exactly the type of player we want to bring to the club.”