Gambian international footballer Lamin Jallow has denied speculation that he was a Bakau United player when he became a professional soccer player.
There has been widespread rumor linking the former Ron Mango prodigy to Bakau United, a first division football club based in Bakau and competes in the Gambia Football Federation division one league.
Officials from the two clubs have had heated confrontations in the past over the player’s transfer saga and until now, Bakau United remains adamant that the player was their property when Real de Banjul sold him to the Italian giants Chievo Verona, for an undisclosed fee.
The highly rated versatile winger who also plays as a striker has moved to distance himself from any involvement with Bakau United, prior to signing a professional contract.
“It is surprising that Bakau United is claiming ownership of the contract because they sold me to Real de Banjul, before I sign for Chievo. I was not a Bakau United player when I signed a contact to play in Europe. It is completely false”.
He added that his contract with Bakau United expires the day they sold him to Real de Banjul. It was not a loan deal, the deal was permanent, he said.
“I was a Real de Banjul player when I move to Europe. There was mutual agreement between the two clubs (Real de Banjul & Bakau United), regarding the deal and I went on trial with Chievo Verona after being sold by the club (Real de Banjul),” says Jallow, who netted a brace in Trapani recent victory over their Serie B, counterpart following an action-packed encounter, much to the delight of the cheering fans.
He is currently on loan from Cittadella, another Serie B team in Italy where he netted seven times in 25 league matches during the 2015/16 league seasons.