Leicester linked with defensive old boy

Leicester City look set to make another foray into the summer transfer market by signing Sol Bamba, reports talkSPORT. The Ivorian defender has represented the Foxes before, but has become available for a return to the King Power Stadium after being released by Trabzonspor in Turkey.

Bamba played for Leicester during the 2011/12 season, making 52 appearances for the club. Despite his important role, however, the player appeared to fall out of favour when Nigel Pearson took over at the club, and moved on to the Turkish Super Lig as a result.

That being said, Pearson is now said to be eyeing his former centre-back as another new recruit for his newly promoted side this year. A free agent, Should Bamba return to Leicester, then he is only expected to do so as a back-up alternative option in the first-team. At 29 years old he represents a player with considerable experience, not least at Leicester City themselves, and considerable strength as well.

The reasoning behind Bamba’s being released by Trabzonspor is to do with the Turkish club’s financial position. The smallest of the country’s ‘big 4’ teams, Trabzonspor are making an effort this summer to trim their squad down and to reduce their wage bill. The hope is that with a fresh slate they will be able to build again, and more successfully challenge the likes of Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Galatasaray.

Updated: August 20, 2014 — 11:00 am
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