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UPDATED 02:19 18th August 2014

MAME DIOUF joined the Potters in June 2014 on a four-year contract from German side Hanover 96.

The 26-year-old is no stranger to England having joined the Bundesliga outfit from Manchester United in January 2012.

Mame becomes the seventh Senegalese player to represent Stoke City after Salif Diao, Abdoulaye Faye, Amdy Faye, Ibrahima Sonko and Henri Camara.

He scored an impressive 45 goals in 92 appearances for Norwegian side Molde and finished his first season as top scorer with 10 goals.

After impressing a number of top clubs, his rapid rise as one of Europe's hottest prospects prompted Sir Alex Ferguson to swoop for his signature in May 2009.

He scored his first goal in United colours in just his second appearance for the Red Devils in a 3-0 Premier League win over Burnley in January 2010.

The 26-year-old was an unused substitute in Manchester United’s League Cup win over Aston Villa at Wembley in 2010.

Diouf joined Blackburn Rovers on a season-long loan during 2010/11 season and made an instant impact by bagging a hat-trick on his first start for Rovers against Norwich City.

During his time at Ewood Park he featured against the Potters on two occasions as City did the double over the Lancashire side.

Giving his prolific goalscoring form, it comes as no surprise that Diouf's childhood hero is Brazilian striker Ronaldo.

Diouf signed for German side Hannover 96 in January 2012, despite rumoured interest from Wigan Athletic.

In his first full season with the Bundesliga outfit, he finished as the clubs top scorer with 17 goals in the 2012/13 season and ended the 2013/14 campaign as the clubs second highest scorer with eight goals.

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