Sol Bamba makes transfer plea to Leeds chiefs, outlines where team needs strengthening
By Harvey Byrne
Leeds captain Sol Bamba has called for the club to bring in players “everywhere” across the team.
The Whites suffered a second consecutive league loss on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat against Birmingham at home following the 3-0 demolition delivered by QPR on the opening weekend.
Ivory Coast international Bamba, 31, has called on the club to make more new signings to give the squad two senior players for each position.
“I think we need players everywhere and I think if we can double every position it would be nice,” said Bamba, as quoted by Yorkshire Evening Post write Lee Sobot on his personal Twitter account.
— Lee Sobot (@LeeSobotYEP) August 13, 2016
Leeds have already brought in nine players this summer as Garry Monk overhauls the team that finished 13th in last season’s Championship.
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New signings such as Marcus Antonsson, Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez had looked to give the Yorkshire club’s fans some early optimism.
However, the two defeats have placed the Yorkshire giants at 23rd of the 24 teams in the embryonic table.
Leeds have been linked to Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt throughout the summer and Yorkshire Evening Post writer Phil Hay claimed on Friday that the club have agreed a settlement for the Premier League player with terms to be agreed.
Bridcutt latest – he and Sunderland have agreed a settlement of his contract. Leeds now need to agree terms of a deal with him. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 12, 2016
Monk will lead his club against Fulham at Elland Road on Tuesday, and the young manager will be keen to ensure that his club doesn’t suffer a third consecutive defeat this season.
In other Leeds transfer news, Dominic Ball has joined Rotherham, despite interest from the Whites.