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Bristol City make Signing of the Week with prolific Senegalese ace

| 30.06.2017

Bristol City smashed their previous transfer record earlier this week with the signing of Famara Diedhiou from Ligue 1 outfit Angers for £5.3m. And judging by his time in France, the 24-year-old will be worth every penny and more.

The powerful Senegal international netted eight times during his first season in Ligue 1 last year, and regularly impressed against the division’s biggest names, netting the opener away at Monaco as well as scoring a clinical winner against Lille.

He was also instrumental in the club reaching the Coupe de France Final, the club’s first appearance at a major final in 60 years.

That year at Angers followed an outstanding 2015-16 campaign where he netted 21 times in Ligue 2 (seven more than anyone else managed) for Clermont Foot. In the process, Diedhiou proved himself a powerful aerial presence with the ability to hold the ball well, and a keen eye for goal.

No surprise then that he’s become a semi-regular fixture for national side Senegal, featuring for the Lions of Teranga.

At 24-years-old he’ll only improve at Ashton Gate, and though he’s a different kind of striker, his arrival will offset the loss of loanee Tammy Abraham, who heads back to parent club Chelsea after a 26-goal haul for the Robins last term.

Bristol City begin the coming Championship season with the visit of Barnsley, and our odds-crunchers make it 10/11 for the hosts to start the campaign with a victory.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.