Former Dunfermline Athletic and Leeds United centre-back Sol Bamba has signed for English Championship club Middlesbrough.
Bamba was managed by Riverside boss Neil Warnock during his time at Cardiff City, who the 36-year-old left this summer. The centre-back first arrived in UK football with Dunfermline in 2006 after time at PSG. He has since featured prominently with clubs like Leeds United alongside spells in Italy and Turkey.
The ex-Dunfermline man joins his latest club after a successful trial period. Warnock said: “Initially Sol had asked if he could come and train with us, and I was more than happy. He’s a great lad to have around. When we were away in Cornwall he was at Rockliffe and helped with the U23s and U18s, and everyone was really impressed with him.
“I have to be honest, I didn’t expect him to look as sharp as he has done, but he’s done remarkably well. At the moment the priority for him is to concentrate on his fitness and being in the squad, but we want him to be involved with the U23s as well.
“I feel he’s just the type of person we need to be involved with that age group. He has bags of experience and he will be a real asset for us both on and off the pitch. I’m delighted to have him on board.”
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