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Corry joins Owls

29 August 2012

Sheffield Wednesday have signed Irish starlet Paul Corry from University College Dublin for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.

The central midfielder has penned a three-year contract at Hillsborough.

Corry goes straight into Dave Jones’ first team squad and has been allocated shirt number 21.

The 21-year-old is widely regarded as an outstanding young talent in his homeland. 

He played almost 100 games for UCD, scoring 14 goals from the engine room, before earning a recent call-up to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad for their Euro 2013 qualifier against Turkey.

At just 18-years-old, Corry was offered a contract by then Premiership newcomers Burnley but opted to stay in Ireland to further both his football development and education.

He has since been scouted by a raft of English clubs and the Owls have emerged triumphant with his signature.

Corry said: “I have bided my time for the right move at the right time and this is it for me.

“Sheffield Wednesday is a club with a huge heritage and history and the stadium just blows you away.

“I really can’t wait to get started and, like everyone else at the club, I have ambitions of playing in the Premier League.

“But it’s one step at a time, I know it will be difficult at first but once I settle in and get my sharpness, I have the confidence in my ability to do well for Sheffield Wednesday.”

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