Ireland stars James McClean and John Egan on the move
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Ireland stars James McClean and John Egan on the move

IRELAND winger James McClean looks set to join Stoke City in a deal which could rise to as much as £6million.

The 29 year-old winger is in Stoke this afternoon to finalise the move and put an end to a turbulent spell at the Hawthorns.

McClean scored four goals in 99 appearances for the club and failed to win the fans over.

But new Stoke manager Gary Rowett is a fan and tried to sign the Derryman in January whilst still in charge of Derby County.

Meanwhile, defender John Egan has signed for Sheffield United in a £4 million deal.

The Cork-born star joins from Brentford - who narrowly missed out on a play-off spot in the championship under his captaincy last year.

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It is a return to Bramall Lane for the 25 year-old, who previously made one appearance whilst on loan from Sunderland back in 2012.

Egan has earned two caps for Martin O’Neill’s Ireland side since 2017, when he made his debut versus Iceland at the AVIVA.

He comes from a sporting family, father John was a six-time All-Ireland winner with Kerry between 1975 -84.