In a bid to secure regular first team football, Callum Robinson has joined Cardiff City on a permanent three-year deal, subject to clearance.

The Ireland striker was pictured heading through the front door of the Cardiff City Stadium on Thursday afternoon after securing a move away from West Brom with the move confirmed shortly before the deadline.

"I'm buzzing. It’s another adventure for me and a challenge I’m looking forward to. I can’t wait to meet the boys and the staff," he told Cardiff City's website.

"I spoke with the Gaffer [Steve Morison] and I saw the match against West Brom, and City love playing football. That is me to a tee.

"I love scoring goals and assisting. It’s what I’ve done most of my career. I’m hoping I can do plenty more of that here and to help this team."

Robinson would be the third Irish player in the Welsh capital joining Callum O'Dowda and Joel Bagan at the Bluebirds.

According to The Athletic, Burnley have had a second bid for Swansea striker Michael Obafemi rejected.

The Turf Moor club are understood to have made an offer rising to around £8million but made up of significant add-ons.

On the domestic front, Shamrock Rovers have announced the signing of Viktor Serdeniuk from Balkany Zorya in Ukraine.

Viktor Serdeniuk before a Shamrock Rovers squad training session at Roadstone

Serdeniuk is a former Under-16 and U17 Ukraine international and played alongside Arsenal's Oleksandr Zinchenko.

He first played for Ukrainian Premier League side Chornomorets Odesa in the reserves, followed by a brief spell at Real Pharma in July 2016, before returning to Chornomorets and making two appearances in the Premier League proper.

The central midfielder, who can also play at centre-back, won the Druha Liga (third tier) with Kremin' in 2019.

Meanwhile UCD's John Ryan looks set to join the Irish exodus in Italy as he is believed to have signed a deal at Serie A club Sassuolo according to reports in the Irish Independent.

The Limerick native is a current Ireland U19 international and came through at Shamrock Rovers before moving to UCD at the beginning of this season.

Ryan is a versatile player and can operate on the right, left and centre of defence.

John Ryan of UCD in action against Dan Carr of Shelbourne

In the first division, Waterford FC have completed the signing of Raul Uche on a free transfer.

The 24-year-old Spaniard moves to Ireland after most recently playing for Salamanca CF UDS in Spain, while he featured 11 times for Atletico Ottawa in Canada's top division.

He began his career at Rayo Vallecano's B team before moving to former English Premier League champions Leicester City in 2016 at the age of 18.

The versatile striker also featured for La Liga side Real Valladolid's reserve team Valladolid Promesas in 2020.

Also, the Blues have confirmed the signing of Timi Sobowale on a deal until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old central defender started off his career at Villa FC before being transferred to Premier League champions, Manchester City – where he joined up with their U18s squad.

After featuring for both the U18s and U23s, Sobowale then made the trip to Real Salt Lake and joined Real Monarchs.

In February 2022, he joined now Sky Bet Championship side, Wigan Athletic on a short-term deal.

He will now join his brother Tunmise who currently plays for Waterford which will see the two join up for the first time at senior level.

Cork City FC can confirm that 18-year-old Alex Healy-Byrne has joined English Championship side Burnley.

Alex joined City's Under 15 side ahead of the 2019 season from College Corinthians, and has progressed through the Under 17s and into the Under 19s.

Speaking to the club's website, Head of Academy, Liam Kearney, commented: "Alex epitomises everything we like to see in our academy players in terms of work-rate, attitude and determination.

"He has worked very hard and now finds himself with a great opportunity, which we all hope goes well for him. We would like to wish him every success for the future."

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