Report: Leeds eye double deal, Ngoyi could follow Bamba to Elland Road

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Palermo midfielder Granddi Ngoyi could join defender Sol Bamba at Leeds United.

According to respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Leeds United could tie up a double deal for Palermo duo Sol Bamba and Granddi Ngoyi.

Bamba, formerly of Leicester City, has been linked with Leeds for some time now, and Di Marzio reported late on Tuesday that that Leeds had finally tied up a deal to bring the Ivorian international to Elland Road.

Yet that may not be it for Leeds, with Di Marzio also adding a report that Bamba's Palermo team mate Granddi Ngoyi could also be on the verge of a move to West Yorkshire.

The 26-year-old, formerly of Paris Saint-Germain, is predominantly a powerful defensive midfielder, and whilst he was a regular as Palermo won promotion back to Serie A last season, he's made just five appearances this term, all of which came from the substitutes bench.

With only 71 minutes of football to his name this season, it's unsurprising that Ngoyi is being linked with a move away from Palermo, and Leeds look like being the beneficiaries of his imminent exit.

Di Marzio suggests that whilst Bamba is on his way to sign for Leeds today, Ngoyi could be set to follow him in a double swoop for the Whites.

Leeds beat high-flying Bounremouth 1-0 on Tuesday night, but manager Neil Redfearn still needs reinforcements, and adding a strong holding midfielder should help protect a back four which has struggled at times this season - hence their pursuit of Ngoyi, which could be completed in the coming days if Di Marzio is to be believed.

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