Boyce 'set to quit Reds'

Published Thursday, 12 June 2014
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Liam Boyce seems set to leave Irish Premiership champions Cliftonville.

Boyce 'set to quit Reds'
Liam Boyce, pictured, playing for Cliftonville last year. (© Presseye)

The Reds say they've had no response from the man who netted 36 goals for them last season to an offer of a new deal.

Boyce, who previously had a spell in Germany, has made no secret of the fact he hopes to land a deal in full-time football.

In a statement released by the club on Wednesday night, Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin said: "Following our offer to Liam Boyce on the 14th May, the club have had no reply, though an agreed deadline was set, we requested a further meeting this week and that offer to meet was refused, I have decided to withdraw our offer and tomorrow begin to explore other avenues to strengthen the squad."

At the end of the season, Boyce's form during the domestic campaign earned him a call up to Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland squad for the friendlies with Chile and Uruguay.

Boyce is in his second spell at Solitude having signed for German club Werder Bremen in August 2010.

He was released in October of the following year and rejoined Cliftonville.

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Barry in Belfast wrote (131 days ago):
Davy in Shankill Why bring religion into it?
S.B. in Belfast wrote (131 days ago):
Have to agree wuth the Reds fans on here. Boyce has burnt his bridges with the club with his antics over the past week. Tommy Breslin tried time and again to contact him but he never came back to Cliftonville about their offer. He will be found out in full time football. He is a decent player with good skill but he drops the head too easy when things aren't going well and he doesn't chase players down when he loses the ball. I also noticed that he doesn't like the physical side of football and in the Scottish Premiership that will be badly exposed. I reckon with a year or two he will end up at Linfield for big money for little effort where it is very easy for him. He won't be back at Clitonville as the fans won't want him after the disrespectful nonsense of the past few weeks.
Davy in Shankill wrote (133 days ago):
Talk of him coming to Linfield. Great player as he has proven against us many times. Would Bluemen accept him?... All i can say is any other player who has came from a Catholic background has been welcomed with open arms. Fenlon, Dessie Gorman, Paul McAreevey, Conor Downing, Tommy McDonald.. I think you would hear any of those former players saying they were welcomed by the "Faithful".. Personally, id love to see it. Think he deserves a bigger and better challenge than us to be honest.
Franco in Belfast wrote (133 days ago):
Linfield supporter here, i would love Boyce to sign for us but to be honest he's a better standard than the irish league, English first division would be his start, i'm surprised Worthington hasn 't signed him for York City even though they 're in English 2nd .
Antrim road in Antrim road wrote (133 days ago):
Rumor has it its ross county hes joining
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