360 Gist Pilot: Bristol City Completes Record Signing Of Senegalese Star, Famara Diédhiou

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Bristol City Completes Record Signing Of Senegalese Star, Famara Diédhiou


Bristol City have secured the signing of Angers SCO and Senegal striker Famara Diédhiou.

The forward has join the club for a club record fee of £5.3m.

City's previous transfer record was £3.25m, ironically spent on Jonathan Kodjia from the same French Ligue 1 club in 2015.

The 24 Years Old, has penned a four-year contract at Ashton Gate after City beat off competition from other clubs for his signature.

Head coach Lee Johnson said: “I’m absolutely delighted. I think he’s going to be a huge player for us.

“He fits the bill for us because he’ll complement all of our strikers perfectly. He’s powerful, he’s quick and I think he’s got the potential to get even bigger and stronger physically.

“The beauty is that now is his time to shine. He’s a goalscorer in that he gets into good areas and can score different types of goals – volleys, headers and he’s got an attitude to shoot, which is what we’re after.

“I think we can work with him and improve him, which is exciting for me because he’s a raw talent who can go as far as he wants in football.”

He added: “Obviously it’s our record signing, which is amazing. Thank you to Steve, the Board and everybody involved in making the decisions, particularly how well Mark ((Ashton) has done in this process because it’s never easy to bring in a player when the competition is so high.”

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