Jack Byrne is set for a second spell as a Shamrock Rovers player, with a move that will be announced by the club on Friday.

The Irish Mirror are reporting that a deal has been struck to bring the the 25 year-old, who starred for the Hoops in their title-winning campaign in 2020 and then moved to Cypriot side APOEL, back to the club.

Only last week, Hoops boss Stephen Bradley told RTÉ Sport about his desire to be re-united with Byrne who has one senior Republic of Ireland cap.

"I have spoken to Jack regularly since he has left the club and if he decides that his future lies in Ireland, we'd be extremely interested in speaking to him," he said.

"There is a lot of interest from a lot of clubs. I speak to Jack every week and I have done so for the best part of three years. We respect that he has a decision to make and we will let him make that and let's see where it goes.

RTÉ soccer analyst Lisa Fallon says that Byrne's return would be a big boost to the League of Ireland.

"He has so much in his locker," she told 2fm's Game On. "He brings so much dynamism and creativity to the way that Rovers play.

"You wouldn't know where you would find him on the pitch. He's so difficult to pick up and so influential.

"His touch, his vision, the way he can move the ball, he's such an exciting player.

"As a League of Ireland fan, I'm happy to see him back in the league. To have a player of that quality and talent is great for the league."

Earlier today, Bradley confirmed to RTÉ that all of the Shamrock Rovers squad apart from Joey O'Brien, who is heading for Shelbourne, will be part of the squad in 2022.

He also rubbished speculation that Danny Mandroiu could be joining his former team-mate Liam Scales at Celtic.

"We've had zero interest, zero contact with Celtic or from anybody at Celtic regarding our players. That's as plain and a simple as it can be."