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During talks with Palermo over the potential loan of Granddi N'Goye, Leeds drop in that they like the look of Sol Bamba and are interested in taking a look at him also.

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I love the supermarket when new products are released; they come with 'offers attached'. I cannot resist the temptation of a 'Buy 3 get cheapest 1p' or even better, 'Buy one, get one free'. Who can, I mean you go in for one and up up laden with more than you can carry because of the bargains.

It also seems that this is what is happening during Leeds' attempts to negotiate the loan of Palermo's French defensive midfielder Granddi N'Goye with Leeds 'eyeing up' Palermo's Ivorian defender Sol Bamba at the same time. In a transfer flux where Leeds fans are clamouring about 'not another foreign signing' or mouthing that we should be getting players 'used to playing at this level', Bamba could be the perfect makeweight and pacifier of both camps.

Souleymane 'Sol' Bamba is well-known to English audiences due to his time with Leicester City in 55 Championship appearances (2010/11-2011/12) and his 117 appearances in Scotland beween 2006/07-2010/11; 37 for Dunfermline Athletic and 80 for Hibernian FC). During the past 8 seasons he has amassed 13,284 minutes of game time so comes with more experience than some of the other players from Italy, averaging 1,660 minutes of action per season or around 18 full games. What will placate some of Leeds' baying fans is the fact that he has one big tangible asset that might come in useful as Leeds battle against what is already life at the wrong end of the table. Sol Bamba has experience of playing in the Championship itself so will be more than used to the physicality involved.

Whatever happens if Leeds decide para bailar Sol Bamba, then he'd better remember that Massimo Cellino says soy Capitan at Elland Road.


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