Australian midfielder Jackson Irvine has been signed by Championship side Burton Albion for a club-record transfer fee.
The Brewers didn’t hold back when it came to prysing the 23-year-old from Scottish side Ross County where he enjoyed a breakout season in 2015/16.
A second undisclosed offer was accepted by County for Irvine who joins Albion on a three-year deal.
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Brewers boss Nigel Clough told the club's website: “He’s an Australian international who has got good experience in Scotland with Celtic and most recently Ross County.
“He’s still relatively young but he’s one that we think can still improve with us and he wants a chance to play in England.”
The transfer fee remains undisclosed but the Brewers say it’s the second time in a week they’ve broken their transfer record after signing MK Dons defender Kyle McFadzean on Tuesday.
The ambitious club was promoted from League One last season.
Irvine told the club's website: "I couldn't be happier that the deal has gone through and it's great timing and I'm now ready to focus on the football.
"When I first heard of the interest it was very flattering and it was a deal I wanted to make happen if possible. It has taken a bit of time but now it's gone through I'm so excited to be a part of it here, playing in the Championship and testing myself against that calibre of team."
Irvine earned his fourth cap for Australia in their 2-1 defeat by England in May.2 comments