Report: Leeds United ‘maintaining their interest’ in Sol Bamba

Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing Sol Bamba on a permanent deal from Palermo.

Leeds United want to sign Sol Bamba on a permanent contract in the summer transfer window despite the defender turning down an offer, according to The Yorkshire Evening Post.

HITC Sport reported earlier today that the 30-year-old centre-back has rejected the Championship club’s initial offer.

Bamba joined Leeds on loan from Italian club Palermo during the January transfer window and was a success at Elland Road in the second half of the 2014-15 season.

The former Paris Saint-Germain defender scored one goal and created one chance in 19 Championship appearances, and had a pass accuracy of 71% and a shot accuracy of 33%.

The Ivory Coast international was superb for the Whites, and it makes sense for the West Yorkshire outfit to, as reported by The Yorkshire Evening Post, keep “maintaining their interest” in him.

Bamba showed that he can be a success in the Championship, and his presence in the Leeds defence is certainly going to enhance the team’s chances of a top-six finish in the league next season.

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