‘Loved every minute’ - Jay Dasilva pens emotional goodbye to Bristol City
Bristol City’s departing left-back has said his goodbyes to everyone associated with the club.
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Jay Dasilva has penned an emotional 92-word goodbye message to Bristol City after his departure from the club was confirmed on Monday afternoon (May 22).
The Robins posted their retained list and Dasilva was amongst nine names to be leaving Ashton Gate this summer. Dasilva's near five-year association with the club is coming to an end this summer after his contract he signed in 2019 was not renewed. He accumalated 144 appearances over five seasons with two goals and 11 assists. Dasilva featured 38 times this season and made 31 starts.
The 25-year-old was offered a contract in January amid speculation of a possible move to Championship rivals Coventry City on deadline day, but it was not accepted and he is now free to speak to other clubs. Dasilva was seen at Loftus Road sharing a moment with supporters following a 2-0 win over QPR and that has turned out to be his last moment as a City player.
Posted on Bristol City’s social media channels on behalf of Dasilva, it read: “To everyone at Bristol City.
“My time at the club has come to an end and I would like to thank everyone involved. The past four years have flown by but they will stay with me forever.
“Thank you to all my teammates, managers and staff along the way, and of course thank you to all the fans. It’s been nothing but love from the start! I’ve loved every minute here and I will miss playing in red at Ashton Gate.
“I wish the club nothing but success for next season and the future. Thanks for everything.”
Coventry aren’t the only team said to be tracking Dasilva with Swansea City also said to be keen but both clubs have matters to attend to before fully pursuing his signature. The Sky Blues are involved in the Championship play-off final whilst the Swans are at risk of losing their manager Russell Martin to recently relegated Southampton.
Dasilva’s departure from the West Country does help pave the way for Joe Bryan’s return. Bryan is rumoured to be one of two signings in the pipeline along with Aberdeen’s Ross McCrorie which is said to be nearing completion. Cameron Pring is the first-choice left-back at the club and Dasilva’s departure means that Bryan can compete with Pring for a starting berth in his preferred role.