Sadou Diallo to remain at Derry City until 2025

Sadou Diallo

Sadou Diallo Credit: John-Paul McGinley (ETPhotos)

Derry City have announced that midfielder Sadou Diallo has signed a new two-year contract with the club that will keep him on Foyleside until November 2025.

The former Forest Green Rovers player joined City in July 2022 and made 43 appearances for the club last season, scoring one league goal but also scoring two in European competitions (against Torshavn and KuPS).

He was on the books of Manchester City as a youth player and credits former City colleague Will Patching with convincing him to come to Derry back in 2022

He had become a fixture in midfield for Ruadhri Higgins’s side this season and has also become a fan’s favourite at the Ryan McBride Stadium in Brandywell.

Diallo, speaking with this week said: “I feel like the team is building something special. It wasn’t to be last season but going forward I think we’re going to go from strength to strength.

“The manager believes in me and I’m really happy to be in the city. I’ve made friends outside the club and of course inside the club as well.

“I feel we have a strong squad and it goes without saying that I want to win the league. So, I want to be a part of that, hopefully next year, and I feel we will be pushing on to achieve great things.”

Higgins was delighted to tie Diallo down to a two-year contract saying: “We are delighted that Sadou has decided to extend his stay at the club.

“He has really grown and matured as a player in the last 18 months during his time with us. At 24 years old there is lots of room for him to develop further as part of the set-up here.

“He is very highly respected by his team-mates at the club and during our discussions it was clear he is really excited to get going again for next year.”