Leeds captain Sol Bamba wants club chiefs to invest in the squad during the January window

By Alex Stevens

Cardiff have reached an agreement to sign former Leeds captain Sol Bamba, according to a report.

The 31-year-old is currently a free agent after terminating his contract with the Yorkshire giants the day after the transfer window shut.

However, the Daily Star report that former Leeds manager Neil Warnock has snapped up Bamba just days after taking charge at the Welsh side.

Warnock was appointed the new Cardiff manager on Wednesday after the Championship strugglers sacked Paul Trollope.

Bamba has reportedly also held talks with Derby and League One side Bury but he was unable to agree terms with either club.

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It now appears that Bamba will remain in England’s second tier after being deemed surplus to requirements at Leeds by Garry Monk.

The 49-time capped Ivory Coast international’s decision to leave Leeds came after it was made apparent that he had become the Yorkshire giants’ fourth-choice centre-back despite still being club captain.

He had fallen down the pecking order behind Liam Cooper and new signings Kyle Bartley and Pontus Jansson, who have formed an impressive partnership over the last month.

Bamba made 33 appearances in league and cup encounters for Leeds last season, scoring four goals.

In other Leeds transfer news, Neil Redfearn has delivered a scathing verdict on an Elland Road signing.