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Linfield will consider offers for Michael O'Connor amid links to Dundee

Striker Michael O'Connor could be on the move away from Linfield.
Striker Michael O'Connor could be on the move away from Linfield.

Linfield chair Roy McGivern has admitted the club are open to letting striker Michael O'Connor move on.

In the wake of reported interest from Dundee, McGivern says that offers will be considered for the 20-year-old, who only has one year to run on his Linfield contract.

The Linfield chairman has also backed up reports of interest from Dundee, whose assistant manager is Northern Ireland coach Jimmy Nicholl, although a report in Scotland claims an official bid will not be made.

"We are aware of interest in Michael from Dundee and other clubs from across the water," said McGivern. "We wouldn't want to lose Michael but I know he is an ambitious young player. He has one year left on his contract and if clubs want to make a bid we would have to consider it."

O'Connor joined the Blues from Finn Harps last summer and scored 11 goals in 37 appearances.

The Dundalk man had spoken to the Belfast Telegraph in December, confirming that he would be switching international allegiance to Northern Ireland but, when he was named in Stephen Kenny's first Republic of Ireland Under 21 squad, we revealed that there was no official process undertaken to complete the international switch.

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