New Leeds United signing Stuart Dallas has spoken about his decision to leave Brentford and join Leeds United, reports Get West London.
The 24-year-old stated that he had no problem with the new regime put in place at Griffin Park, and that wasn’t the reason behind is exit. The popular winger’s exit was met with disappointment by Brentford fans, who took to Twitter to show their thoughts on the decision to sell Dallas.
— Waggy (@waggy33) July 31, 2015
Not bloody happy about Dallas leaving at all, had a very good season last year and is improving all the time #brentfordfc
— Kieran Stapleton (@kieranstapes) July 31, 2015
The winger chipped in with his fair share last season, scoring eight goals for the Bees, including the winner against Derby and an incredible brace against rivals Fulham.
With Dallas and Jonathan Douglas leaving, add in the possible exits of Moses Odubajo and Andre Gray, most Brentford fans are left wondering what’s next for the West London club.
Speaking about the move, Dallas said: “It was a number of things. You want to play week in week out as much as you can, and I didn’t always do that. Plus there were a lot of changes over the summer, with a lot of new faces coming in.
“The way things panned out, the time was right to move on and take on a fresh challenge. Leeds are a big club and it’s something I couldn’t turn down. That (the new approach) wasn’t a factor. I can only speak for myself, but the stats have been around for a while, and we were using them all last season.
“I wish Brentford every success. You will have to see how they start, but there’s no reason why they can’t do as well as last season. I’ve got nothing but good things to say about the club as everybody there has been fantastic to me, including the new manager, and the fans have been tremendous and supported me all along.
“I had three very enjoyable years there, and obviously the promotion is a highlight. Scoring any goal is a good feeling, but getting two against your rivals in front of our fans was special and is something that will live with me forever.”
Dallas becomes Leeds’ seventh signing of the summer, joining goalkeepers Charlie Horton and Ross Turnbull, defender Sol Bamba, midfielder Tom Adeyemi and forwards Chris Wood and Lee Erwin in making the move to Elland Road.