Club record fee lands Senegal international Diédhiou
Posted: Wednesday, June 28th 2017
Wednesday, June 28th 2017
Famara Diédhiou will undoubtedly draw comparisons with Jonathan Kodjia, but insists he has come to Ashton Gate to write his own story.
The Senegalese striker has become the club’s record signing after completing a £5.3m transfer from Angers SCO.
The move comes two years after Kodjia made the same switch, at the time for a record £3.25m. The Ivory Coast international went on to score 20 times in 48 games before moving to Aston Villa for a Championship record deal worth £15m.
Diédhiou, 24, is just excited to be starting another chapter in his short professional career.
He told BCTV: “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 competition (Championship) and I wanted to play here in England.
“The challenge is bigger here. Bristol is a big city and a very good one. There are more matches and they come around quickly.
“I know a lot about Bristol City and I’ve spoken lots to the manager (Lee Johnson) here. I know what to expect.”
Of his own attributes, Diédhiou said: “I’m aggressive, I’m strong. I like to hold the ball up and also to battle other players. I’m very excited about the challenge ahead.”
Asked for a message for City fans in his native tongue, the forward replied: “I’d like to say I’m very happy to be here at Bristol City and sign.
“I’m looking forward enthusiastically to the season ahead. I hope they get behind us and push us on. I can guarantee this year they are going to enjoy it.”
That will be music to the ears of City supporters, who have witnessed their club recruit Italian defender Eros Pisano and Diédhiou in the past 48 hours.
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