Preston North End have completed the signing of Graham Burke, the club’s official website has confirmed.
Burke pens a three-year deal with Preston after joining from Irish club Shamrock Rovers for an undisclosed fee.
The twice-capped Republic of Ireland international recently rose to prominence by scoring on his first start for his country, capping a fine season for Shamrock in the League of Ireland Premier Division.
With the season still going on in Ireland, Burke has already netted 12 goals for his side and will play his last game on Friday.
The former Aston Villa academy product played just two cup games with the Birmingham based club after coming through the ranks alongside Preston stars Daniel Johnson and Callum Robinson.
After leaving Villa, Burke spent two years with Notts County, scoring five goals in over 50 appearances before his career really kick-started in Ireland.
Here are how Preston fans reacted to this latest signing on Twitter.
What's Shamrock rovers
— Tomohawk (@ptomohawk) June 13, 2018
— Jordan Roberts (@Jordroberts_) June 14, 2018
So, we sold Hugill, sold Cunningham for about 15m between them… Then we spent maybe 1m of that on new players… And we expect to move UP?
— Marty Preston (@mrlp199) June 14, 2018
Might as well call them Irish northend ????
— irishred (@irishred5times) June 13, 2018
Christ he was awful at Notts
— steve marshall (@stema_steve) June 13, 2018
Preston north end the new Irish team if it keeps on signing Irish players
— iron mikey Kearney (@mickjackdylan) June 13, 2018
Just need this so called experience striker and a full back keep hold of Pearson then we are good to go, gonna have some team can’t wait
— lewis westwell (@WestyPnefc) June 13, 2018
Getting all this business done very early ????????????????
I’m sure Neil will be happy he’ll have a full pre season with all his new arrivals. #PNEFC COYW
— Matty (@mattyG2505) June 13, 2018
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