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York United Lassana Faye Transfer

York Transfers Faye To SC Telstar

By on June 28, 2023 0 1322 Views

Dutch left-back Lassana Faye is heading back home.

The 25-year-old defender has featured in all but one possible match for York United, deputizing the left-back roll with aplomb following his arrival from FC Rukh Lviv.

The move sees him join Dutch second division side SC Telstar, who currently rest mid-table. Unfortunately, the change of scenery came about due to a personal situation back home with the player.

“After Lassana informed us, we worked with his agents to secure a move as soon as possible,” revealed Club President Angus McNab.

Faye is the club’s second overall in both tackles won and interceptions, and third in clearances. A former Sparta Rotterdam and Vitesse defender, he was expected to be a long-term successor to Diyaeddine Abzi.

York United Lassana Faye 2023
Photo Credit: John Jacques

While his CPL contract was set to run for the full season with a club option for a further year, a family illness back home saw the defender put in a transfer request which the club quickly honoured.

“While we didn’t want to see him leave, we understand the importance of family and we are happy to have reached an agreement that sees everyone making the best of a difficult and sensitive situation,” added McNab.

The club certainly seems to have handled this exit in a better manner than Cavalry FC, who are in the midst of a confusing episode with Jose Escalante.

York United Lassana Faye
Faye featuring for Sparta Rotterdam five years ago.

Faye’s career began when he worked through the reserves of Vittesse to crack the first team roster in 2016, making a cup debut in a 4-0 win over Jodan Boys before making his league debut two months later against Ajax.

He moved on to hometown side Sparta Rotterdam in 2018, featuring in 35 league appearances and undergoing a loan to ADO Den Haag, whom York United had sold Emilio Estevez to back in 2020.

After that, a faltered move to Ukraine through Rukh Lviv preceded his free transfer to York United, who had been seeking a left-footed left-back since the departure of CPL star Diyaeddine Abzi.

It remains to be seen who will replace him as the club’s starting left-back: Max Ferrari has donned the role before, while Paris Gee can also slot into the position.

Header Image Photo Credit: John Jacques

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