Bamba spent time on loan playing under Neil Redfearn last year and the Uwe Rosler wasted no time in pushing to make that move a long term switch, when he was named as the next manager at Elland Road.
Bianchi has suggested that an aspect of Bamba’s character and intelligence will help to improve the team spirit levels at the club, which he feels will be important over the course of a long and drawn out campaign.
“I’m very happy because of the signing of Sol Bamba. He’s a very good player but also a very good man. He fits together the changing room because he can speak Italian but also English and that’s very important,” he told Radio Yorkshire.
“I think we will build a very good team spirit this season and it’s important because the season is going to be very hard.”
Benefits for the defence
Bamba has a real presence in the back four and has good characteristics as a leader.
The fact he can also switch between English and Italian frequently should also help the understanding between defensive players, to ensure there are few gaps through the heart of the club’s back four.
He’ll face a big test against Everton this weekend, which is a real marker for where Leeds are at in terms of their style and quality ahead of the Championship returning next weekend.
Hopefully Bamba can excel, thrive with the role of the Leeds captaincy and keep himself fit over a long time so he can play a big part in a promotion winning season for the club.