Redfearn urges Leeds hierarchy to keep Sol Bamba at Elland Road

Neil Redfearn

Neil Redfearn wants Leeds to keep hold of defender Sol Bamba this summer.

Leeds manager Neil Redfearn hopes to keep Sol Bamba at Elland Road this summer, as quoted by the official Leeds United Twitter account.

Redfearn spoke to the press this afternoon ahead of Tuesday night's home clash with promotion chasing Norwich City, which follows hot on the heels of another defeat.

After losing to Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers over the Easter period, Leeds were beaten 2-1 by Cardiff City on Saturday, meaning Redfearn's men have lost three in a row.

Ending that poor run against second placed Norwich will be a tough ask, and whilst questions remain over Redfearn's long-term future at Elland Road, he did take a look towards the future during today's press conference.

Centre back Sol Bamba has been a mainstay of the Leeds side ever since joining on loan from Palermo back in January, with the Ivorian producing a number of superb displays.

However, the 30-year-old is only on loan from Palermo, and is set to return to the Italian club at the end of the season unless Leeds can strike a permanent deal.

Tutto Mercato Web recently reported that Leeds did want that to go ahead, but with no recent updates, Bamba's future is up in the air.

However, Redfearn has urged the Leeds decision makers to bring Bamba to Elland Road permanently, citing his presence in what has been a decent 2015 for the Whites.

It remains to be seen whether Redfearn and sporting director Nicola Salerno will be at Leeds next season - and the confusion only adds to Bamba's already unclear future.

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