Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Derry City winger Stephen McLaughlin for an undisclosed fee.
McLaughlin caught the eye of Reds scouts with a string of good performances in the Airtricity League and the 22-year-old impressed even further last month during a trial at the City Ground.
Meanwhile, West Ham United have secured the signing of Sean Maguire from Waterford United.
The 18-year-old shone last season with Waterford, scoring 13 goals and has signed a two and-a-half year deal with the Hammers.
Maguire said: "In summer 2011 the Waterford manager brought me in for a couple of training sessions and gave me a chance in the first team and I took it.
"Here I am now at West Ham and it's a dream come true really.
"People tend to say my best trait is my movement so hopefully I can show that here. I haven't been told yet which squad I will be in but I presume I'll be going into the reserves so I'll try to work my way up like I did at Waterford."
West Ham sign 18yo Irish striker Sean Maguire from Waterford, whose chairman says he reminds him of Lionel Messi bbc.in/VDDzMt— Francis Keogh (@HonestFrank) January 3, 2013