Senegal international Diedhiou joins Bristol City

Bristol City have confirmed the signing of Senegal striker Famara Diédhiou for a club record fee of £5.3m from French club Angers.

The club has eclipsed its previous transfer record of £3.25m, ironically spent on Jonathan Kodjia from the same French Ligue 1 club in 2015.

Diedhiou, 24, has agreed to a four-year deal and is the Sky Bet Championship club’s second new summer signing following Tuesday’s arrival of defender Eros Pisano on a free transfer from Hellas Verona.

“Obviously it’s our record signing, which is amazing,” Robins head coach Lee Johnson told the club’s official website.

“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.

“Thank you to (chairman) Steve (Lansdown), the board and everybody involved in making the decisions, particularly how well (chief operating officer) Mark (Ashton) has done in this process because it’s never easy to bring in a player when the competition is so high.”

Forward Diedhiou, who started out in the French lower leagues with ASM Belfort, scored nine goals in 36 appearances in Ligue 1 last season for Angers.

“I’m absolutely delighted,” Johnson added. “I think he’s going to be a huge player for us.

Diedhiou has had spells with Epinal, Ajaccio before joining Sochaux in 2014.

He was Ligue 2’s leading goalscorer in the 2015/16 season while on loan at Clermont before moving on to Angers, and has made six appearances for Senegal.

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