Cork City have announced the signing of 18-year-old central midfielder Brian Lenihan.

The teenager has joined the Turner’s Cross outfit from Munster Senior League College Corinthians.

Lenihan, who has international experience at schoolboy level, is considered a versatile player and can also be called on in play in defence.

Cork manager Tommy Dunne is hoping this won’t be his last business during the transfer window.

“We are currently speaking to a number of players with a view to strengthening the squad during the transfer window, and I would hope to have news on this over the coming days,” Dunne said.

The City boss has seen enough of Lenihan to believe the youngster can cope with the jump in standard.

“Brian is a talented, young Cork player who we had heard good reports about. We watched him a number of times and brought him in to train with us.

“He is a big, strong lad and he is versatile too. He has done well in training, and I am pleased to have added him to the squad.”

Lenihan has targeted a starting place with the Leesiders.

“I trained with the squad a number of times and I enjoyed the training, so I am delighted to have signed,” he said.

“I am looking forward to making the most of this opportunity and will be working hard to try and get into the team.”