Dundalk FC is delighted to announce that Rayhaan Tulloch has joined the club on loan from West Bromwich Albion, pending international clearance.

The 22-year-old attacker, who has represented England at youth level, will wear the number 77 shirt at Oriel Park and is our final signing of the current transfer window.

“I’m looking forward to playing in Ireland,” he told dundalkfc.com after completing his move on Wednesday evening. “I’ve heard a lot of positive things about the league and especially about Dundalk.

“I’ve been told it’s a highly professional environment and they do things properly at the club. They want to get back to the top and they have big ambitions which suits me as a player.

“I’m coming over to try and play as many games as possible and my hope is to try and score goals and provide assists and help Dundalk get back to where they want to be.”

A native of Birmingham, Tulloch joined West Brom at the age of nine and progressed through the ranks at the Hawthorns. He made his first-team debut for the club in an FA Cup tie against Brighton & Hove Albion in January 2019.

New Dundalk FC signing Rayhaan Tulloch. Photo by Ciaran Culligan

In September 2020, he had a brief loan spell at League One club Doncaster Rovers and he also had a period on loan at Rochdale earlier in the English season where he made 14 appearances in all competitions for the League Two outfit.

“I’m delighted to get Rayhaan on board,” said Dundalk FC head coach Stephen O’Donnell. “He will give us another option in the attacking areas, off the wing or in the number 10 position, and he can make a difference in the final third.

“He’s a player with a lot of talent and it’s up to us now to get the best out of that ability. We will make the environment he’s coming into as comfortable as possible to give him a platform to thrive.

“I’m sure our fans will love him. He creates chances, space and provides goals and assists and I can’t wait to work with him, develop him, and try and get the best out of him.

“We’re really thankful to Chris Brunt, the loans manager at West Brom, for making it as smooth as it was,” he added. “It happened quite quickly and Rayhaan is looking forward to the opportunity of playing regularly so it’s worked very well both ways.”