Report: Leeds to sign Sol Bamba on permanent deal in the summer

Elland Road East Stand

The Ivorian defender has been in great form since arriving from Palermo on a temporary deal.

One of Leeds United's winter signings has certainly caused a buzz, with Ivorian Sol Bamba in terrific form since his arrival.

The former Leicester City man arrived with Palermo team-mate Granddi Ngoyi at the Yorkshire club and slotted straight into the first-team at Elland Road. With impressive Championship experience from his time at Leicester, it is perhaps no surprise to see him doing so well at his new club.

In fact, he is doing so well that he was even handed the captaincy for a recent win at Reading.

Bamba has played in four games for Leeds this season. Victories against Huddersfield United, Reading and Millwall as well as an unlucky defeat against promotion-chasing Brentford at Elland Road.

Considering however, the fact Bamba had only played one game for Palermo this season and therefore seriously lacked match fitness upon his Leeds arrival, his form since joining the club has been tremendous.

So tremendous in fact that reports claim this morning that Leeds are already beginning to put the wheels in motion for a permanent deal for Samba. Tutto Mercato Web report that Leeds are sufficiently impressed with Samba and that a deal to bring him in permanently is now in the works and seemingly ready for completion.

This will no doubt please Leeds fans, who have been impressed by the cultured yet strong defensive style of the former Leicester man in his brief stint at the club so far.

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