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Sol Bamba speaks of a phone conversation with Uwe Rosler before signing Leeds contract

Sol Bamba reveals a phone conversation with Uwe Rosler before his permanent Leeds United move.

Leeds United defender Sol Bamba has spoken to the club’s official website of a phone conversation he had with new head coach Uwe Rosler.

The Ivory Coast international centre-back initially joined Leeds on loan from Italian club Palermo in the January transfer window.

Bamba eventually signed a permanent deal with the West Yorkshire outfit, but it took some time for him to agree terms.

The 30-year-old defender has now revealed that a conversation with new head coach Rosler convinced him to put pen to paper.

“I was thinking about who was going to be the next manager – the people in charge had to make the right decision,” Bamba told Leeds’ official website.

“I spoke with all of them and it’s looking like they’re trying to do something big at the club, that’s what convinced me to sign.

“The manager came in, phoned me up and I had a good chat with him – it was an easy decision in the end.”

Brilliant signing

Signing Bamba on a permanent contract is a great move for Leeds, who have one of the better centre-backs in the Championship on their books now.

The 30-year-old was superb for the Whites during his loan spell, establishing himself as a key player.

In 19 Championship appearances, Bamba scored one goal, created one chance, had a pass accuracy of 71% and a shot accuracy of 33%, and won 73 headers, 10 dribbles and 39 tackles.

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