Famara Diédhiou signs for the Bluebirds on loan
Cardiff City FC is delighted to announce that striker Famara Diédhiou has joined the club on loan from Granada CF until the end of the campaign, subject to international clearance.
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.
Our new recruit spoke to Cardiff City TV after signing in South Wales: “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.”
After securing his second signing of the window, 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.”
Welcome to CCS, Famara!