Derry City sign former Manchester City youth team player Sadou Diallo

Derry City have strengthened their midfield with the arrival of Sadou Diallo.

Derry City new signing Sadou Diallo alongside manager Ruaidhri Higgins. Picture by Kevin Morrison/Event Images & Video
Derry City new signing Sadou Diallo alongside manager Ruaidhri Higgins. Picture by Kevin Morrison/Event Images & Video

The 23-year-old, who has signed a 18 month deal with the Brandywell men, spent six years at Manchester City's youth academy and a further four years with Wolves before going on loan to Accrington Stanley during the 2019-20 season.

After suffering Europa Conference League disappointment in Riga last night, the addition of the midfielder, who played with Forest Green last year, will be a welcomed boost to the City squad.

Diallo, who netted his first professional goal for Accrington Stanley in their EPL Trophy encounter against Oldham Athletic in 2019, may feature in Sunday's North West derby at Finn Harps if his registration is processed in time.

The Guinea's arrival may mean midfield duo Jack Malone and Evan McLaughlin leave during this month's transfer window, as a host of Irish League and League of Ireland clubs are believed to be interested in taking them either on permanent or loan deals.