Graham Potter should sign League of Ireland Player of the Year Michael Duffy

Graham Potter should look to strengthen his Swansea side with Dundalk FC’s Michael Duffy, having seen how well Ronan Curtis did when he made the switch to Portsmouth in the summer.

Who’s Michael Duffy?

Duffy is a product of Derry City’s youth set-up, and after a failed spell at Celtic returned to the League of Ireland in 2017 with Dundalk.

A return to Ireland on a free transfer reinvigorated his career, after failing to make a single appearance for the Hoops, and he went on to be named the league’s Player of the Year for 2018.

The 24-year-old’s 13 goals also contributed to his side clinching the division title, but they were eliminated from the Europa League in the second qualifying round to Rosenborg over two legs.

What he would add to the Swans, beyond his eye for goalscoring, is a winger who posses a lot of skill and can create chances from the left-flank, an area where the Championship club are lacking.

Duffy did, however, sign a new two-year contract with Dundalk in October, which could make a transfer more challenging.

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Take confidence in Ronan Curtis’ switch

Although signing a player unproven outside of Ireland will be concerning, Potter should take confidence in how well Portsmouth’s summer signing Curtis has fared in League One.

The 22-year-old is also a product of Derry City’s youth set-up and represented the League of Ireland senior side 100 times before his departure.

Since moving to the English south coast, he has gone on to earn two senior international call-ups for the Republic of Ireland, and burst out of the blocks with both goals as Pompey beat Blackpool 2-1.

Despite being in the Football League for just a matter of months, as many as 30 sides – including Leicester City, Brighton and Leeds United – are said to have tracked his progress with an eye to sign him. Clearly Derry City know how to make them.