Saikou Janneh signs new four-year contract with Bristol City

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Gambian striker, Saikou Janneh has extended his contract with Bristol City after signing a four-year deal with the English Championship side on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old initially joined the club’s Academy in May 2018, following a successful trial from Torquay United. The Gunjur-born player has now agreed on terms with the team in a deal which show him tied to the club until the summer of 2023, with an option of a further year.

Last season, the striker joined Torquay United on loan and made 34 appearances, scoring  18 goals with 14 assists en route to the Gulls lifting the National League South title.

Bristol City Head Coach Lee Johnson expressed delight with Saikou Janneh’s development since joining the club, noting that his impressive performance during his trail accredited him with the contract.

“Torquay was a great experience for him and we are looking forward to him continuing that steady progress. He is a young man with all the right attributes to succeed in football, we are delighted to have re-signed him on a long-term contract”, he went on.

The Gambian promising striker expressed happiness after signing for Bristol City, saying that he has tried to work hard and it is great being with the first team at Torguay.

“Everyone at the Academy has done a great job and they really  made me feel welcome and comfortable. Brian Tinnion always told me to work hard, be hungry and have a good attitude,” he pointed out, and added.

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara