On Friday afternoon, Birmingham City attacking midfielder Beryly Lubala confirmed that he would be leaving the club, bringing an end to his five-year association with the club.
Young attacker Beryly Lubala confirmed on Friday afternoon that he would be leaving Championship side Birmingham City this summer, with his contract at St Andrew’s coming to an end. And now, it has been confirmed that he will link up with former Blues youth coach Gabriele Cioffi at League Two side Crawley Town.
Speaking after his departure, Lubala said on Instagram (via Birmingham Live):
“I would just like to say I’ve had great 5 seasons at Birmingham City, however after weeks of negotiations, unfortunately, me and the club could not come to an agreement regarding a new contract.
“Thank you to all the players and staff that have helped me at my time at the club and all the Bluenoses for welcoming me into the family. A new challenge now awaits me elsewhere and I wish Birmingham City all the best in the future.”
During his time with Birmingham City, Lubala made five appearances for the first-team. He played four times in the 2018/19 season after making his senior debut for the club back in April 2018 against Bristol City.
Crawley Town boss Gabriele Cioffi spoke about the youngster upon his move to the League Two side, saying he is looking forward to working with Lubala once again after working with his in the Blues academy.
“I am absolutely delighted to have Beryly with us,” Cioffi said to the West Sussex Gazette.
“He is a player I know from my time at Birmingham and he has all the attributes to do well for us.
“He is a terrific athlete, he can score goals and he can be a dominant midfielder or play in wide areas too. Since I came to the club he is a player I have been very very keen to bring to Crawley. I think he will thrive with us and I am very pleased to have him here.”