Leeds captain Sol Bamba encourages Liam Bridcutt move

Leeds Bridcutt

The Sunderland midfielder has been linked to Leeds United.

Leeds Bridcutt

Leeds United captain Sol Bamba has backed the club's reported pursuit of Sunderland midfielder Liam Briductt in an interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The YEP reported last week that Leeds were discussing personal terms with the 27-year-old - who spent the second half of last season at Elland Road on loan - after he reportedly negotiated the termination of his contract with the Black Cats.

Bridcutt Leeds

Whites fans have been crying out for the club to wrap up a deal for the defensive midfielder after Garry Monk's side followed up their 3-0 defeat at QPR with a 2-1 loss to Birmingham City at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds could do with an adequate sentry-type figure in midfield after shipping five goals in their first two games - seven in all competitions, after drawing 2-2 with Fleetwood Town before beating them on penalties to reach the second round of the League Cup.

And Bamba says that Bridcutt proved enough during his spell on Yorkshire last term to warrant a permanent move to United.

Bolton Wanderers' Liam Trotter in action with Leeds United's Liam Bridcutt

“He showed when he came that he’s a good player. He helped us a lot and so if we can bring in players like him then it’s definitely going to help the team," he told The YEP.

“But I think we need players everywhere – in defence, up front, midfield, everywhere. If we can bring in players that bring quality then that’s more than welcome.”

In an ideal world Leeds will have Bridcutt signed up by the time they welcome Fulham on Tuesday night, but it is not an ideal world and this is developing into something of a saga so supporters may need to be patient.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

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