His previous chair chairman John O’Sullivan once described Maquire as an Irish Messi saying “I’m a great fan of Lionel Messi at Barcelona. When I look at Seanie, he really reminds me of him.Seanie has the same kind of balance, burst of speed and he’s powerful on the ball.He has a great shot from any range and he’s good in the air. He has everything going for him. He still has to build up a bit of muscle, but there’s no doubt West Ham will help him do that. If Seanie keeps progressing the way he is, it won’t be long before he’s getting first-team football at West Ham. There is no question whatsoever he will be a star one day for the Republic of Ireland.”
Macquire only got his first start for Sligo Rovers last Sunday against Shamrock Rovers scoring in 84th minute to secure a win and picking up the man of the match accolade. The one month extension will leave options for a call back if required.