Wednesday Jul 21, 2021. 11:00
Senegalese star Famara Diedhiou has explained why he snubbed English Championship clubs, West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City.
The towering centre forward recently completed his transfer to Turkish Super Lig club Alanyaspor following a successful four-year spell with Bristol City.
Diedhiou scored 46 goals in 154 goals in the English Championship for Bristol and he was heavily linked with West Brom and Swansea before he joined Alanyaspor.
The 28-year-old marksman confirmed that there were several offers from around the world, but he chose Alanyaspor.
“I am very happy to be here. Alanyaspor was a team whose project I believed in,” Diedhiou told the club’s website.
“There were offers from all over the world, but during the negotiations, I put Alanyaspor on the table first. I chose Alanyaspor and I am very happy to be here. And I promise to give my best.”
Alanyaspor president Hasan Cavusoglu welcomed Diedhiou to the club with the Saint Louis-born player set to compete with his compatriot Khouma Babacar for a place in the starting line-up.
“Congratulations to both our club and Famara. He had many suitors,” Cavusolgu said.
“However, he preferred Alanyaspor, saying that we are a well-managed and project club. It is an important football. I believe he will contribute to our team.
“Babacar’s treatment process continues. He will return to the field as soon as possible. We will get another striker. Good luck.”
Diedhiou has scored five goals in 10 international matches for Senegal.