Amond leaves Sligo Rovers for Portuguese team
It went to the wire, but a deal has been struck that sees Sligo Rovers forward Padraig Amond join Portuguese team Pacos Ferreira.
The 22-year-old player passed his medical in Porto on Tuesday morning and final terms were agreed between his old Airtricity club and his new continental club.
There was drama for the Carlow man on Monday when he couldn't find his passport and had to spend a day dealing with red tape in Dublin's passport office. Only after a series of calls to TDs and Government Ministers was he able to book his flight to Porto.
Had he missed his medical, he'd have been unable to sign and would have had to wait until 1 January 2011 for the transfer window to reopen.
Pacos Ferreira play in the top flight Liga. They beat Sporting Lisbon in the opening game of the current season.
Amond is currently the top scorer in the Airtricity League. He joined Sligo Rovers in 2009 from Shamrock Rovers.