FC Halifax Town have announced that striker Mani Dieseruvwe has left the National League side following the expiry of his contract with the football club, as confirmed via a statement on the side’s Twitter page.
The forward was the club’s top-scorer last season but has opted against re-signing for the National League side, ahead of the 2023/24 season, becoming the latest in a long list of departures at the football club.
Who is Mani Dieseruvwe?
The forward was a product of the Sheffield Wednesday Academy, as well as enjoying a series of loan moves. He’s also had spells with the likes of Chesterfield and Mansfield before bursting onto the scene with Salford City in 2017, helping them to their first EFL promotion.
The forward joined Tranmere three years later before having various loan spells away. He signed for Halifax in July 2022 and scored 13 goals in 43 matches for the club (excluding the club’s successful FA Trophy campaign.
Halifax Town have already suffered a difficult start to the 2023 summer transfer window, following the departures of several key players including the likes of Jesse Debrah, Matt Warburton and Kian Spence.
Dieseruvwe was the club’s main man in attack last season and his departure is another thorn in the side’s rebuild plans it still remains unclear as to which side he will join next.
What’s been said?
The club released a short statement on their Twitter page which stated…
‘Mani Dieseruvwe has left the club following the end of his contract. The striker was the club’s top scorer last season, netting 13 league goals.’
Personally, this is a big loss for Halifax Town, especially considering the departure list already this summer is very concerning. The striker has struggled for consistency in other spells in his career, but I think it’s fair to admit that he really excelled with Halifax.
There have been no rumours in regards to a possible destination for the striker but I do expect him to remain in the National League next season. In terms of a possible destination, a northern side like Gateshead or Hartlepool could be a possibility.