Former Greenwich Borough striker Mo Eisa earns three-year deal at Championship side Bristol City

Monday 23rd July 2018

CHELTENHAM TOWN have confirmed the sale of striker Mo Eisa to Sky Bet Championship side Bristol City for an undisclosed transfer fee.

Eisa, 24, joined the League One Robins last summer from Bostik South East Division side Greenwich Borough after many impressive performances under Gary Alexander during his time in Eltham.

The Sudan-born forward scored 25 goals in 48 games in all competitions for Gary Johnson’s men – breaking the club record for goals in a single Football League season.

Eisa was named the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month for March and nominated for thePFA Player of the Year in the division.

The striker - who memorably also hit a first league hat-trick by a Cheltenham Town player for eight years against Port Vale in February -  also claimed three of the club’s player of the year awards.

Cheltenham Town manager Gary Johnson told “Mo is a fantastic lad who has worked very hard ever since he has been with us and so I am sure he will succeed now in the next chapter of his career.

“I’ve been saying for six months that Mo was a Championship player and I’m pleased for him that he will now get an opportunity at that level.

“Everyone at the club loves him and while are sad to see him leave we wish him all the very best for the future.

“Bristol City ultimately knew the most about him, not only because of my connection with Lee but because they had seen him play,” added Johnson.

“We had several Bristol City players on loan with us last season and all the Bristol staff that watched Mo, when they came to our games, agreed they should take him. They saw his true value.

“Mo had his preferences and was delighted when Bristol City came in for him. We look forward to seeing how he now progresses.”

It is reported that Eisa turned down League One trio Sunderland, Portsmouth and Peterborough United to sign a three-year deal for Bristol City, whom are managed by Gary Johnson's son, Lee.