Grimsby Town Football Club can confirm that Siriki Dembele has submitted an official transfer request and declared his intention to leave the club, with a number of clubs in the English Football League already declaring an interest in the player.
The twenty-one year old signed for the club on an initial one-year-deal in the summer of 2017, following a successful trial following a period at the Nike Academy, beginning his first year as a professional footballer in the EFL.
After a string of impressive performances early in the season, Dembele scooped the EFL Young Player of the Month for October, scoring 3 goals in 5 appearances during the month. In his first season at the club, Siriki made 39 appearances in all competitions, scoring 4 goals. The club exercised its option in the summer to trigger a year’s extension to Siriki's contract.
After bringing the overlooked player into the EFL, the club expresses it's disappointment at the player's desire to leave.