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New Leeds signing Sol Bamba explains why he chose the club

Sol Bamba has been talking about his recent loan move to Leeds United.

New Leeds United signing Sol Bamba has been speaking to the club’s official website following his loan move from Palermo.

Leeds signed the 30-year-old Ivorian centre-back until the end of the season and his previous experience of British football should stand him in good stead.

Bamba previously made 55 appearances for Leicester City while he also turned out 80 times for Hibernian and 37 times for Dunfermline Athletic.

And now the defender – who has made just one appearance for Palermo this season – has been speaking about his new adventure.

“Palermo came to me and said that Leeds were interested,” he said. “From that day I knew it would be an easy decision for me. I’m glad to be here.

“The most important thing for me is to play because I didn’t have that chance in Italy. So to be able to play for a big club like Leeds made it an easy decision for me.”

Leeds are currently 20th in the Championship and have plenty of work to do in the coming months to ensure they do not slip deeper into a relegation scrap.

Things took a positive turn recently, when Neil Redfearn’s side followed up 1-1 draws against Bolton Wanderers and Birmingham City with a 1-0 win against league leaders Bournemouth.

And Bamba now has the chance to play a huge role in the club’s future, with his happiness clear from his latest interview.

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