EFL Championship

Bristol City signed Senegal striker Famara Diedhiou

The Championship club Bristol City might have just lost his last seasons top striker Tammy Abraham, who played from them on loan from Chelsea, but moved fast to replace him.

The Robins have just broken their transfer record to bring the Senegal international Famara Diedhiou to the club on a £5.3 million transfer, which is a record in the club’s history.

The 24-year-old Diedhiou has spent last season in the French Ligue 1 club Angers and scored 8 times in 31 games. He is the second player that Bristol City have bought from  Angers SCO after the £3.25 million deal both clubs agreed for Jonathan Kodjia in 2015. Kodjia;s transfer proved to be successful for The Robins as they have sold the player in August 2016 to Aston Vila for a fee of £11 million, which could rise to £15 million.

“Jonathan Kodjia was a very good player. He came here and scored many goals here. However, I’ve come here to write my own story. I’m happy to be here and I can’t to start and meet my team-mates. It was an easy decision to join Bristol City because I like this Championship and I wanted to play here in England” said Famara Diedhiou in his first interview for the Bristol City TV.

Diedhiou said he understands that playing in the English Championship is a is bigger challenge as there are “more games and they come around quickly”. He said that he knows what to expect, as he made himself known with Bristol City and has already spoken a lot to the club’s manager Lee Johnson.

“I think he’s going to be a huge player for us. He’s powerful, he’s quick. Now is his time to shine”, said Johnson to the Bristol City website.

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