Jason Lokilo believes Doncaster Rovers were never serious about keeping him
Jason Lokilo felt the fresh terms offered to him by Doncaster Rovers showed the club were not serious about retaining his services.
The Belgian winger has seen his 18 month stay at the Keepmoat come to an end after a contract offer from the club was withdrawn this week.
The 22-year-old released a statement on social media thanking Rovers fans for their support but also highlighting what he termed ‘a really poor offer’ made by the club.
He wrote: “Yesterday I found out my time at Doncaster has now come to an end.
“Most importantly, I would like to thank the club and especially the Doncaster fans for giving me my first opportunity in the EFL and for believing in me.
“All I have wanted in the last 18 months was to perform for you at the best of my ability and help bring the club back to where it belongs in the Championship.
“Whilst I did not start the season how I would have liked, I felt towards the end I was beginning to get close to the levels I expect of myself and that you deserve, and I finished the season with only one goal in mind - to pick up where I had left off with DRFC at the end of 20/21.
“It was very disappointing to read fake news yesterday regarding me allegedly asking for too much money when in fact my agents have not heard a word from the club in four weeks and have never quoted a figure I was after.
“A really poor offer was made to my agent that I felt demonstrated the club had no real intention of keeping me but yet we clearly indicated our intention to stay.
“Then without warning I was told the offer was being withdrawn without any negotiation.
“Despite this, I will not let any false information derail my thoughts and feelings towards the club or its fans in the slightest.
“I thank you again for allowing me to wear the Doncaster shirt with pride and I hope our paths will cross again.
“Best of luck for the season ahead. Thank you. Jason.”
Lokilo made 40 appearances in total for Rovers, scoring once, after joining from Crystal Palace - initially on loan - in January 2020.