Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou revealed he is close to signing a new contract at Ashton Gate after his match-winning goal against Derby County yesterday.
The Senegal international has been a key figure for the Robins over the past few years since joining from Angers, however his deal is expiring in the summer of 2021 and there had been doubts as to whether he would stay.
But, Diedhiou clarified his position after his late strike saw off the Rams, as he indicated an announcement could be made soon when speaking to Bristol Live.
“I’m very happy here… I just love my job, my profession, and the squad and the players and I love everyone. We’re going in the same way. I think it’s [the new contract] coming soon.”
The goal was the 27-year-old’s first of the campaign, and it helped Dean Holden’s side continue their strong start to the season.
Bristol City are currently third in the Championship, with only goal difference keeping them outside of the automatic promotion places.
They are back in action against Watford on Wednesday.
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This is very good news for Bristol City as despite his slow start, Diedhiou is an important player for the team.
He leads the line well, can bring others into play with his physicality and he usually chips in with his fair share of goals.
From a financial perspective, losing him for a low fee in January, or potentially on a free next year, would’ve hurt, so this will please the club and they will hope for an announcement soon.
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