Former Premier League star Damien Duff, who featured for Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Newcastle United and Fulham during his career in England, has signed a deal to join up with Shamrock Rovers for 18 months in what could be the final move of his career.
The Republic of Ireland legend, who won 100 caps for his country, has returned to Dublin for the first time since he was a young teenager to play his club football.
"Not only do I get the chance to come back and play, but I get to do it at the biggest club in the country" pic.twitter.com/7Zi61Cr3DG— Shamrock Rovers F.C. (@ShamrockRovers) July 14, 2015
Now 36-years-old, and having just completed a season with Melbourne City in the Australian A-League, Duff will donate his entire wage packet at the Hoops to charity according to the Independent, a genuine act of goodwill and possibly the winger recognising that he is grateful for the successful career he has had.
He isn't the only former international at the club, with ex Leeds United and Republic of Ireland player Stephen McPhail also on the books at Rovers, and Duff has said that he is very much looking forward to this late chapter in his career.
"I'm very excited to have signed for the club," Duff told the club's website.
"It's great to have it all finalised and now I'm just really looking forward to getting back on the pitch.
"I've always said that I wanted to come back and play in Ireland. Not only do I get the chance to do that, but I get to do it at the biggest club in the country.
"I am as excited about this move as I have been about any in my career."