EFL Championship outfit Cardiff City have signed striker Famara Diedhiou on a season-long loan.
The former Bristol City forward joins from La Liga club Granada, and becomes Cardiff’s second loan signing after Liverpool defender Nat Phillips.
Speaking to Cardiff City TV after signing in South Wales, the Lion of Teranga said: “I’m feeling great. I’m happy to be back in English football. I’m very happy and excited to join the Club. It’s amazing here, it’s a great environment and a good atmosphere.
“I knew the gaffer before from when I played in Turkey. It was easy with him and I’m happy to join the team. I also had a message from Callum O’Dowda; we had a little conversation before I joined and I’ll be happy to see him again.
“I played in the Championship before, played many games and scored many goals, so I’m coming back today ready to work and with confidence. I want to do the maximum for the team.
“My confidence is high. I’m ready to do my best for the team. I know I have scored a lot of goals in the Championship, so I hope to do it again.”
The 31-year-old possesses experience of the Championship from his time spent with Bristol City, where he netted an impressive 46 goals in 154 league games.
Diedhiou has also played across Europe during his career, featuring for the likes of Clermont, Angers, Alanyaspor and Granada, with a further 27 international appearances for Senegal.
Famara, who played and scored for his country in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, becomes the latest ex-Robin to make the move to the Welsh capital in recent years, following in the footsteps of Lee Tomlin, Bobby Decordova-Reid, Aden Flint, Marlon Pack and Callum O’Dowda.