One in, one out at Leeds United; duo sign new deals

Mark Scott
Sol Bamba: Leaves Leeds United

Sol Bamba: Leaves Leeds United

Leeds club captain Sol Bamba has left the Championship side by mutual consent, a day after the Whites signed Eunan O’Kane from Bournemouth.

A short statement on the club website read: “Leeds United can confirm that defender Sol Bamba has left the club by mutual consent due to personal reasons.

“The Club would like to thank Sol for his contribution throughout his time here and wish him the very best of luck for the future.”

Bamba still had 12 months to run on his current deal and leaves the Whites after making 56 appearances in all competitions since arriving from Palermo on loan 18 months ago.

Leeds managed to add to their midfield ranks on transfer deadline day with the capture of Republic of Ireland midfielder O’Kane on a two-year deal. The 26-year-old made 16 Premier League appearances last season for Bournemouth and came through the academy at Everton.

The Whites also secured the futures of two academy products of their own on Thursday as Ronaldo Vieira signed a new three-year deal – and the midfielder has been joined at United by twin brother Romario, who has linked up with the development squad and signed a one-year deal.