Bakayoko: Walsall Will Always Have a Place in My Heart

Former Walsall striker Amadou Bakayoko, who today joined Coventry City on a two-year deal, has taken to Twitter to thank the club and its fans for all of their support during his time at Banks's Stadium, before looking ahead to what he hopes to achieve with his new club.
22-year-old, Sierra Leone-born Bakayoko, is a product of the Saddlers' youth system, having joined the club in his mid-teens, scored eighteen goals in 106 first-team appearances, and was named 'Young Player of the Season' at the end of the 2016/17 campaign.

Amadou, speaking via the now traditional iPhone note said; "The last few days have been the hardest in my career to date, departing the club after 6 years at Walsall. l have learnt and made great friends since (I) would like to thank all the staff members who have helped me along the years and also all the supporters that have been supporting me through ups and downs mixed emotions etc but definitely much appreciated the club will always have a place in my heart for giving me that platform scoring my first professional goal to surpass 100 appearances, so thank you for everything, (I) wish the club all the best for the future.

"Now looking forward to my new challenge, joining Coventry City, (I) couldn't be more happier and excited joining such a big club hoping to come and help build the club back where it belongs with its amazing support from the fans hoping we can achieve something great together, exciting time ahead and can’t wait to get started."

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