Andy Lyons has been in sparkling form for Shamrock Rovers with key goals in the Europa League Qualification win at home to Ferencvaros and against Dundalk in the SSE Airtricity Premier League.

Now his impact on the club he only joined eight months ago, will be financially tangible with the confirmation of his transfer to Blackpool in the English Championship ahead of this week’s transfer deadline day.

The initial transfer fee is understood to be around €350,000 with the potential for more in terms of performance bonuses or a cut of potential onward sales accruing to the Tallaght-based side.

That element of transfer dealings proved lucrative for Rovers this summer when Gavin Bazuno left Manchester City for Southampton.

Bohemians, from whom Lyone transferred to Rovers in the last close season, also did well to the tune of €2.5 million when Matt Doherty, once of Phibsboro moved between Wolves and Tottenham.

An added bonus for Rovers is that the move will not take place until January, meaning he will be available in Dublin for the closing stage of the domestic season where Rovers are chasing the League and Cup double, and for the group stages of the Europa Conference League.

It is obviously a shame to see talent exit the League here but the financial benefit cannot be overlooked and the hope is that it will be reinvested for the continued raising of standards which in turn will lead to greater success in Europe and a true virtuous circle of performance on and off the field of play.