Leeds loanee Sol Bamba confirms his desire to make move permanent

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Sol Bamba is hoping to convince Leeds United to make his stay a permanent one.

Leeds United's new addition Sol Bamba has told BBC West Yorkshire Sport that he wants to make his switch to Elland Road a permanent one. 

Bamba, who is contracted to Palermo, has recently signed for Leeds until the end of the season, but he wants to extend his stay.

The Ivorian has travelled around a lot in recent times - with spells in Turkey, Italy and England - but he is looking to find a settled home now and Leeds is his preferred choice. 

"We [Bamba and his family] want to settle here. Hopefully we can get a deal done as soon as possible," he said. "It's obviously up to me to show what I can do on the pitch to make the president buy me, but I just want to play and do well for Leeds United."

Bamba has played just one game for Palermo this campaign, meaning that he arrives on Yorkshire short of match practice.

He does, however, have Championship experience - having previously played for Leicester City - and that should stand him in good stead. 

Leeds brought in a number of foreign imports over the summer, but many of them have struggled to adapt to the English game. 

There are no such concerns with Bamba, though, as he has already proven his worth in the Championship and if he can find his best form he will unquestionably be an asset.

Bamba is set to go straight into the Leeds squad which faces Huddersfield Town tomorrow and he will be looking to hit the ground running if he does get onto the pitch. 

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