Photo: New signing Sol Bamba poses with Leeds United shirt

Ivory Coast International

Sol Bamba has been unveiled as a Leeds United player.


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Centre-back Sol Bamba has been unveiled for the first time as a Leeds United player.

The defender sealed his loan move from Palermo on Friday, agreeing to sign until the end of the season.

A former Leicester City defender, Bamba arrives with experience of English football under his belt already, and appears delighted to be a Leeds player.

The Ivory Coast international was part of his nations World Cup squad last summer, but lost his place in the side due to a lack of football with Serie A side Palermo.

Bamba has a chance to go straight into the Leeds side against Huddersfield Town at the weekend, with Giuseppe Bellusci suspended and Jason Pearce out of favour.

He is Leeds United's first signing of the transfer window, but there are expected to be more, with chief operating officer Matt Child telling BBC Radio Leeds on Friday that he was hopeful two more deals could completed this coming week.

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