Galway United have confirmed the signing of Conor McCormack from Derry City ahead of the new League of Ireland season.
The former Manchester United academy player has departed the Candystripes after one-year of his two-year deal with the club.
McCormack is a two-time Airtricity League and FAI Cup winner and had been club captain at Derry. His move to Terryland Park will see him re-unite with his former Cork boss John Caulfield.
Caulfield says he's signed a player with will add experience and quality, and that McCormack brings leadership to their squad as they target a return to the Premier Division.
"Conor has got great leadership qualities, he's a top player on the park and with the young squad that we have, I think he's a perfect fit to come into what we're trying to build at the club.
"It's taken a bit of time, Derry have been very cooperative, they obviously didn't want to lose one of their top players, but Conor wanted to move further down and it's a great fit for us. I'm thankful to our board for going out and helping to get him into the club and obviously our sponsors too.
"We're getting a player that has won major trophies and played in several European games. Conor is going to come into our team and hopefully drive it forward, so that we can compete at the top of the table, that's the reason we've gone out and brought him into the club.
"Conor is only 30, he's played with huge clubs in this league, and he's won a lot of major honours. I've had Conor for a number of years, I've seen how he applies himself every day, he trains how he plays, and that's what you want. His overall presence, not just on match night, but around the training ground and in the dressing room, he's just a great leader.
"Conor is someone that our young players can look up to, because he's a thorough professional. We're really excited to have him at the club."