Derry City confirm French midfielder Gianni Seraf has left the club

DERRY CITY has confirmed the departure of French midfielder Gianni Seraf who leaves the club after just three months.

Wednesday, 29th May 2019, 4:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th May 2019, 5:42 pm
French midfielder, Gianni Seraf has left Derry City.
French midfielder, Gianni Seraf has left Derry City.

The 24 year-old attacking midfield man hasn't made the impact Derry boss, Declan Devine had hoped having made just one start, against Longford Town in the second round of the EA Sports Cup in early April and has left by mutual consent.

Devine confirmed that the management team have been liaising with the player this week and Seraf made it clear that it was his preference to return to France.

“I would like to thank Gianni for his efforts at this club” he said. “He has been the ultimate professional during his time here and has done everything we have asked of him.

“Everyone at Derry City wishes Gianni well for the future.”

He made his debut as a substitute in the scoreless draw against Cork City in Turner's Cross on March 1st but rarely featured during his short, frustrating spell on Foyleside.

The French man was signed on a one year deal just before the close of the League of Ireland transfer window after leaving Greek side, Panionios but made just five appearances including four from the substitute's bench.

Seraf's final appearance for the Candy Stripes was as a late substitute in the dramatic 2-1 extra-time win over Finn Harps in the EA Sports Cup on Monday before his release last night (Tuesday).