Highly rated Republic of Ireland Under-16 Captain Danny Kane has signed for the Huddersfield Town Academy.
Huddersfield fought off a number of high profile English clubs to bring in the centre back from Cherry Orchard was being tracked by several teams, but will join the Terriers in the summer and work with Academy Manager Mark Lillis and Professional Development Coaches Frankie Bunn and Tony Carss.
Danny spent a short time on trial at the Club towards the end of 2012 and will also spend the holiday periods training at ‘The Yorkshire Club’, just as he has done during the last week.
Huddersfield Town’s Head of Football Operations Ross Wilson commented on Danny’s arrival:
“We have been tracking Danny extensively in recent months. His performances for Cherry Orchard and for the Republic of Ireland suggest that he is a young player with considerable potential, but of course he has a long way to go in his journey to reach his personal goals.
“He will be supported excellently in that development by all of our technical and support staff, led by Mark Lillis, whilst he can also rely on the backing of an extremely supportive family back in Ireland.”
Cherry Orchard Club Secretary Penny Delmar added:
“I am delighted for Danny to have signed with Huddersfield Town, a Club with genuine ambition.
“He has developed very well at Cherry Orchard Football Club in recent times and has been a credit to himself also in representing the Republic of Ireland youth international side.”