Han-Noah Massengo has been a key player for Bristol City again so far this campaign – but he very nearly didn’t feature for the side at all, with the 20-year-old revealing to RMC Sport that he could have left the club over the summer.
The Frenchman has been a mainstay in the Robins’ side since his move to the club and yet again this year he has played a pivotal role for them in the centre of the field. With his vision and slick range of passing, he remains a key first-team player and has already played 16 times for the side so far this campaign.
His showings in the second tier though meant that he nearly ended up out the exit door in the summer transfer window. The player has revealed that there was an option to leave the club that presented itself to him – and that could have left Bristol City with a gaping hole in the middle of the field.
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Massengo of course didn’t leave and has stayed on to try and help his team battle in the second tier yet again. While they haven’t really challenged for the play-off spots as of yet this season, the midfielder will be hoping to try and help his team move up the league in the second half of the campaign.
Speaking to RMC Sport though, the Frenchman revealed: “Yes [there were offers], but maybe it was not the right plans or the wrong time.
“If it did not happen, it was because it should not be done. I am very serene with all this because I have confidence in myself and if I work well, things will come of themselves.”
The player also confirmed that he had not thought about leaving and still wanted his future to be with Bristol City.
Massengo then could have some more suitors when the winter window opens, having picked up where he left off last season. Bristol City though will be hoping he takes the same approach to the interest as last time if there is and ends up staying with the Robins.
Han-Noah Massengo is a very decent player to have in the Championship and he has proven to be crucial for Bristol City since his move.
He’s still only very young but is already holding his own in the second tier and looks a solid prospect with a lot of potential. There is a lot of potential resale value and a lot of potential for him to eventually become one of the best in his position in the league.
It’s no surprise then to see interest in his services but it shows the maturity of the Frenchman that he dealt with it accordingly and has stayed true to Bristol City. They’ll be desperate to hold onto him again during the winter window.
Whether a team makes a move again or not is unknown but the Robins will not want to let him leave. If he stays, then they have a very good player on their hands in the midfielder.