Reports from Spain claim that Fulham are showing serious interest in Getafe winger Amath Ndiaye Diedhiou.
Spanish newspaper AS says that the Whites are preparing an offer of around £10m for Getafe’s young Senegalese winger, who has only spent a single season at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. The 21 year-old, who started his career with Vallidolid before joining Atletico Madrid, caught the eye in La Liga last season, scoring three times and adding three assists in his 38 league appearances as Getafe finished eighth, which was the club’s best ever finish in their history.
Diedhou’s lightning speed and versatility would fit will with Slavisa Jokanovic’s requirements for forwards. The Fulham head coach is an avid watcher of the Spanish game having spent much of his playing career in La Liga and would be appraised of Diedhou’s talent. The pacey winger is predominantly left sided but can play on the right or as a centre forward – and Fulham are known to be keen to strengthen their attacking options as they prepare for their return to the Premier League in August. The Dakar-born forward has another three years left on his current Getafe contract.
Diedhou, always regarded as a promising youth talent in Atletico’s academy, made his breakthrough on the Spanish football scene when he was loaned to second division Tenerife, where he scored twelve goals in 39 appearances as the Canarians narrowly missed out on the promotion to La Liga in the play-offs.