Two former City players on the move
PUBLISHED: 09:20 28 July 2020 | UPDATED: 15:19 28 July 2020
Diallang Jaiyesimi has signed for League Two champions Swindon Town on a permanent basis following his release from Norwich City earlier this summer.
The winger impressed during his stint at the County Ground last season and played an instrumental role in helping Ritchie Wellens’ side achieve promotion back to League One.
The 22-year-old scored four goals in 23 appearances for the Robins last season - with his skilful nature causing havoc in the fourth tier.
City signed the winger in 2016 from non-league outfit Dulwich Hamlet but he failed to register a single senior appearance for the Canaries during a four-year period at Carrow Road.
Jaiyesimi also enjoyed loan spells with Grimsby Town and Yeovil but a knee injury saw his time in Somerset cut short.
Numerous clubs have been linked with the former City wide man, including Premier League chasing Brentford, but Jaiyesimi explained why he opted to re-sign for Swindon Town.
“I’m buzzing to finally get it done. I feel this is the best option for me in the next steps of my career,” he told Swindon’s official channels.
“Last season was my best in terms of what I achieved and how I was playing – it was a good experience for me and winning the league made that even better.
“There were a few teams that were interested but I trust the gaffer. He told me his plans and I’ve been there with him already and I know what he’s like, so I think he’s the best gaffer to work under for me and my development.”
Elsewhere, former City midfielder Conor McGrandles has completed a move to Lincoln City after MK Dons agreed to the mutual termination of his contract.
The Scot made one appearance for the Canaries in 2014, coming on as a substitute in City’s 6-1 thrashing of Millwall on Boxing Day.
The 24-year-old joined the Canaries from Scottish side Falkirk and featured heavily for the under-23s during his time in Norfolk.
Russell Martin, who now manages MK Dons, bolstered his attacking options earlier this week with the loan signing of Carlton Morris ahead of the new season.