Dundalk FC is delighted to announce that Michael Duffy has signed a new contract with the Lilywhites.

The 26-year-old attacker has been instrumental in the club’s success over the past four seasons. After making the switch from Celtic in January 2017, Duffy has gone on to win two SSE Airtricity League titles, two FAI Cups, two League Cups, the FAI President’s Cup and the Unite The Union Champions Cup.

The Derry native, who was named as PFAI Player of the Year in 2018, also played a major part in helping Dundalk to the UEFA Europa League group stages in 2020 and, but for red tape, would have been named in the Republic of Ireland national squad last November.

“I’m delighted it’s done and I’d like to thank MLS Management for getting it over the line,” said Duffy. “I can look forward to the season ahead now. It was a big decision but I think I’ve made the right choice staying with Dundalk and I can’t wait to get back on the pitch.

“We finished 2020 on a high by winning the FAI Cup and that was a big factor in my decision. There were a few months last year when things weren’t good at Oriel Park but some of my best memories from being at the club came from the way we finished the season and that’s what I want again.”

Duffy becomes the fifth member of the squad to pen a new deal ahead of the 2021 campaign. David McMillan, Daniel Kelly, Sean Murray and Cameron Dummigan also committed their future to the club over the festive period.

“I have known Michael for some time and I have always been well aware of his qualities so retaining his services was one of my top priorities when I arrived at Dundalk and I’m delighted that he has signed for next season,” said Lilywhites sporting director Jim Magilton.

“I’d like to thank the board of directors, club chairman Bill Hulsizer – who pushed it over the line – and Michael’s agent, Liam Nelis for getting the deal done. It’s great news for our supporters – and there’s more to come.”