St Mirren have reportedly pulled off a bit of a transfer coup. It is widely thought that the club has agreed a pre-contract deal with Kilmarnock striker Eamonn Brophy.

The 24-year-old, who has scored 35 goals for the Rugby Park side, will reportedly move to Paisley next season. The report goes on to disclose that the player has agreed a three-year deal with Jim Goodwin’s side, and underwent a medical on Monday night.

Beat Premiership trio to player

However, perhaps the most important aspect of the story, and one which will really impress St Mirren fans, is the report reveals that St Mirren beat a trio of Premiership clubs to land the player.

Kilmarnock v Aberdeen - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Kilmarnock’s Eamonn Brophy is reportedly set to join St Mirren on a pre-contract deal (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Aberdeen, Hibernian and St Johnstone were all interested in signing the player, as were Championship leaders Hearts. However, the Saints have beat them all to the signing.

The news of the deal will be exciting to St Mirren fans you would imagine. It shows that the club are already looking ahead to next season, which is a smart move during a global pandemic.

Good man-management

The pre-contract deal also shows that Jim Goodwin must be doing a good job, if he can persuade a player to join the club over other more high-profile Premiership side. That looks like good man-management.

St. Mirren v St. Johnstone - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin has done well to get the reported deal done (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Only time will tell if Goodwin will address the deal this week, but it looks to be a good one on paper for Kilmarnock. The Saints have struggled to score goals this season with only 15 in 19 league games so far. The signing of Brophy will certainly help with that next season.

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