Steve Evans comments on Sol Bamba’s future

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Leeds United head coach Steve Evans says that Sol Bamba will not leave in the January transfer window.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that Sol Bamba will not leave the club in the January transfer window.

Earlier this month, Evans told BBC Radio Leeds that there have been enquires about the defender. The Scot has now made it clear that the centre-back will not leave Leeds.

"As far as I am concerned, Sol Bamba is not going anywhere,” Evans told BBC Radio Leeds. “He is part of what we are trying to do, and we need competition.”

Bamba joined Leeds on a permanent contract in the summer of 2015 after spending the second half of last season on loan from Italian club Palermo.

The 31-year-old Ivory Coast international central defender has scored one goal and created three chances in 17 Championship appearances so far this season.

The former Leicester City man has a pass accuracy of 79% and a shot accuracy of 29%, and has won 59 headers, 15 dribbles and 35 tackles.

Leeds are 16th in the Championship table at the moment with 35 points from 28 matches. The West Yorkshire outfit are 11 points above the relegation zone and 11 points behind Sheffield Wednesday, who are currently sixth and occupy the final playoff spot.

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