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Bristol City sign Senegal striker in club-record £5.3m deal

NEW DEAL: Famara Diedhiou

BRISTOL CITY have broken their transfer record to sign Senegal international striker Famara Diedhiou for £5.3m from French top flight club Angers.

The 24-year-old has agreed a four-year deal at Ashton Gate.

The Robins' previous transfer record of £3.25m was also paid to Angers for striker Jonathan Kodjia in 2015.

"I think he's going to be a huge player for us," head coach Lee Johnson told Bristol City's website. "He's powerful, he's quick. Now is his time to shine."

Chief executive officer Mark Ashton added: "It's big business. He's someone we'd identified a while ago as having real potential to fill the front man's shoes."

Diedhiou's 22 goals in 37 games in 2015-16 for French second-tier side Clermont led to a £1.36m move to Angers, for whom he scored nine times in 36 appearances last season.

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