Famara Diédhiou signs on loan from La Liga

Last updated : 31 January 2024 By Michael Morris

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.

The 31-year-old has won 27 caps for Senegal, and scored 46 goals for the Robins between 2017 and 2021.

“I’m feeling great", Diédhiou said. "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.”

Erol Bulut commented: “Famara is a good striker and the good thing is that he knows the league.

"He played for Bristol City for four years and scored more than 50 goals there in all competitions. The players around him are also important, but I know him from Turkey when he was with Alanyaspor.

“Famara wants to show himself again and I hope he can do that with Cardiff City until the end of the season.”