West Ham and Newcastle reportedly eye Cardiff’s Sol Bamba

Sol Bamba of Cardiff City wins a header during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Cardiff City Stadium on November 30, 2018 in Cardiff, United...

West Ham United, Newcastle United and Fulham reportedly want Cardiff City’s Sol Bamba.

Cardiff City Manager \ Head Coach Neil Warnock and Sol Bamba of Cardiff City after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Cardiff City Stadium on...

West Ham United, Newcastle United and Fulham are interested in signing Sol Bamba from Cardiff City in the January transfer window, according to Calciomercato.it.

It has been reported that Cardiff could want between €3 million (£2.67m) and €4m (£.3.56m) in order to sell the former Leeds United defender in the middle of the season - which would be a bargain fee for any club interested in him.

 

Good defender

Bamba joined Cardiff in October 2016 following his departure from Leeds, and the Ivory Coast international has established himself as a key figure in Neil Warnock’s side.

The central defender has scored two goals and provided one assist in 14 Premier League appearances for the Bluebirds so far this season, according to WhoScored.

30th November 2018, Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales; EPL Premier League football, Cardiff City versus Wolverhampton Wanderers; Sol Bamba and Neil Etheridge of Cardiff City discuss...

According to WhoScored, the 33-year-old has made 2.4 tackles, 2.6 interceptions and 7.4 clearances per game on average so far this campaign.

Unlikely exit?

Cardiff are in danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season, and it is hard to see manager Warnock letting Bamba - who earns £8,000 per week as salary, according to Spotrac.com - leave in the January transfer window.

Marko Arnautovic of West Ham United battles with Sol Bamba of Cardiff City during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City at London Stadium on December 04, 2018...

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