Motherwell manager Graham Alexander has confirmed a deal is in place for Irish midfielder Ross Tierney to move to Fir Park in January.

The 20-year-old Bohemians star will join Alexander’s side when the transfer window opens and Alexander confessed he is a player he’s been trying to lure to the Steelmen for a while now.

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Tierney is the latest player to make the move from the League of Ireland to the SPFL and Alexander hopes the Irish youth international will be a “right good addition” to his squad.

“Ross is a player we tried to sign in the summer, even to the end of the window,” Alexander said.

“We had an agreement with Bohemians that we would allow him to finish the season over in Ireland. He is an exciting young player who will come in and enhance our firepower and our quality.

“It’s been a long one, and it’s still not over the line as he still isn’t here yet – but we are delighted that he is coming to join us.

“He’s an attacking midfielder who can play in the front three, he creates opportunities and can score. He works his socks off and he is still only 20.

“After speaking to him quite a bit he was dead keen on the opportunity of coming to play for us so we are delighted. There are good players all over the world. We found Sol and Juhani – one in their prime and another pre-prime.

“We have built a scouting department and network but we know where we are in the food chain – not at the top. So we have to look at other markets and we are just looking for good players. We don’t care where they come from or what their background is.

“If they are good players and motivated about coming to Motherwell we are happy to bring them in.

“We think Ross will be a right good addition.”

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