Cork City FC can confirm that the club has reached an agreement with Hoffenheim for Matthew Moore to join the German side.
The midfielder will join the Bundesliga side in July, with the two sides having agreed a undisclosed compensation package in line with FIFA regulations, which also ensures future benefits for Cork City FC as his career develops.
The Ireland Under 16 captain joined the club from Carrigaline United at U14 level and has impressed at both club and international level
City’s Head of Academy, Liam Kearney, commented: “This is a really good opportunity for Matthew, and we are pleased with how the discussions between the two clubs have progressed also. We have had a very positive and professional dialogue with Hoffenheim, and we are pleased with the outcome.
“Matthew has been a pleasure to work with. His dedication to his game on and off the field has led to him reaching new levels each year. It is a testament also to the excellent work being done by our academy coaches. I have no doubt Matthew will excel at his new club. We wish him all the best for the future.”