Arsenal have confirmed that youngster Jordan McEneff has joined Shelbourne FC as they gear up for the start of the new League of Ireland season.
Born in Derry, the midfielder, 21, joined the Gunners academy in 2017 and has steadily progressed through the ranks to become a regular at under-18 and under-23 level.
Jordan moves to Dublin to gain senior experience under the mentorship of coach Damien Duff (yep, that Damien Duff), who is very excited by his signing.
Welcome to The Reds, @jordanmceneff01 🤝
Shelbourne is delighted to confirm the loan signing of midfielder Jordan McEneff from @Arsenal
— Shelbourne FC (@shelsfc) February 7, 2022
“Jordan is a brilliant, exciting signing and also the last player that will arrive in this window,” the ex-Chelsea winger told the Shelbourne website.
“It is a brand new squad that is hungry and desperate to succeed and the players will be brilliant for Jordan.
“He has amazing quality but has had a difficult time with injuries. We aim to get him fit, keep him fit and get him back to his very best.”
Jordan, who has represented the Republic of Ireland at under-17 level, is looking forward to the challenge.
“When Damien rang me it was very exciting and he understands how it is in England for me,” he said.
“The squad seems very exciting and the set up is very attractive. I know how good the league is and with the Club promoted recently it is going in the right direction.
“Most teams in the league will be really competitive and I’m looking forward to playing first team football with excellent coaching staff around the Club.”
Best of luck to Jordan, we hope it works out well.