Glenavon can confirm the signing of Niall Quinn.
Niall joins the Lurgan Blues following the expiration of his contract with Linfield.
The 29-year-old left back played over 360 games for the Windsor Park outfit, scoring 29 goals during that time.
He broke through into the Linfield first team squad in late March 2012, with then Blues boss David Jeffrey describing him as “a mixture of John Easton and Pat McShane. He is tenacious and tough in the tackle, yet he has great distribution”.
Since then he hasn’t looked back, winning every honour there is to win during his time at the club.
Glenavon manager, Gary Hamilton, was thrilled to bring him to Mourneview Park.
“For me, it’s a big signing for the football club,” he told Glenavon Media.
“He has been one of Linfield’s most consistent players. Unfortunately last season he was injured and came back for the last seven or eight games of the season, but before that he would have been one of the first names on the team sheet.
“For us to be able to be able to attract a player of that calibre while other clubs were looking him is a massive thing.”
He added, “I can’t wait to get working with him. During my time back home his probably been one of the best left-hand sided players that I’ve seen. He’s definitely in the top three.
“He can play in numerous positions including left back, left wing and centre midfield. He’s also played right back and right wing for Linfield so his versatility is massive for a club like ours.
“He has a great attitude. He is a school teacher, he’s level headed but he has a drive to be the best.
“We know that we need a striker now. We might have to be patient on that front, but if we can get a striker along with the three signings that we have made we’ll have a good squad again this coming season.
“I really feel Niall will vastly improve the squad and I look forward to seeing him in a Glenavon shirt.”