New Leeds signing Granddi Ngoyi delighted to reunite with Sol Bamba at Elland Road

New Leeds signing Granddi Ngoyi says he's happy to be joining the club alongside his 'big brother' Sol Bamba.

Palermo centre back Sol Bamba completed his move from the Italian club to Leeds United this weekend, and now he has a familiar face at Elland Road with him.

Bamba's Palermo team mate Granddi Ngoyi has now joined him at Leeds, signing a loan deal until the end of the season having been frozen out with the Italian side.

A key part of the Palermo side as they earned promotion back to Serie A last season, Ngoyi has played just 71 minutes of Serie A football this season, and Leeds have used their contacts in Italy to land the French midfielder.

After arriving in West Yorkshire, the former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder admitted that he's delighted to be reunited with Bamba during an interview with the Leeds official website.

"He will help me a lot because he knows English football and speaks very good English," said Ngoyi. "Bamba is my brother, my big brother!"

Ngoyi, 26, will now add some steel and physicality to the Leeds midfield, and said he's happy to be at the club after weeks of speculation.

"I’m happy to be here. I’m very happy to be joining a good group. I will do my best for this club. I’m happy because I didn’t play a lot of games in Palermo, I’m very happy," he added.

Ngoyi now goes into the squad for Leeds' upcoming game at Huddersfield Town on Saturday, and whilst he's only just arrived, the midfielder says he hopes to start the game, but knows he needs to impress manager Neil Redfearn.

"My role is to help the team. If the coach chooses to play me I will do my best for the team," he said. "I hope to show what I can do on Saturday." 

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