FAMARA AIMS TO REPAY ROBINS’ FAITH...
BRISTOL City striker Famara Diedhiou has vowed to keep up the good work, following a strong first season in English football, though the Senegal international has not ruled out a move away.
Since signing for the Robins for a club-record £5.3m from French club Angers last summer, Diedhiou has struck 14 league goals, even though he missed three months of the campaign with a medial ligament tear.
Though his goals haven’t been enough for Bristol City to maintain their push to reach the play-offs, the 25-year-old has shown himself to be money well spent by manager Lee Johnson, who will look to keep hold of him.
When asked about his future, Diedhiou said: “As you know, I joined the club this year. I settled in, I feel very good, my family and me.
“We will see at the end of the Championship. But I admit that I still have some contacts in the Premier League and in the Turkish league.
“But, for the moment, I am here and I have the complete confidence of the club and the leaders.
“This is my first season in Bristol and it’s a new championship, difficult and very tough.
“I try to do my best. It’s a club that has trusted me from the beginning. Now, it’s up to me to return the favour.”
Once the campaign is over, Diedhiou is hoping his form will allow him to be considered by Senegal for their World Cup squad.
He said: “It is, above all, a dream. Any football player would like to play a World Cup one day.
“In the career of a player, major competitions occupy a large place. The World Cup is something exceptional. The whole world will be there.
“It would be an honour to defend the colours of the country in such meetings.”
GOALS: Famara Diedhiou