Sunday, 2 January 2011

Foxes Complete Bamba Deal

Sol Bamba has completed his anticipated move from Scottish side Hibernian for an undisclosed fee believed to be within the region of £250,000.

The 6'3" 25-year-old defender rejoins Foxes manager Sven Goran Eriksson having played under the Swede for the Ivory Coast at last summer's World Cup. It remains to be seen if Bamba, French born but eligible for the Ivorian side through his parents, will be registered in time to face Swansea City for his new team tomorrow.

Hibs' boss Colin Calderwood commented before the transfer was confirmed: "We had a bid from Leicester and, subject to him agreeing terms, we've given him permission to go down there."

Bamba becomes Leicester's second signing of the January transfer window after Eriksson secured the services of Ben Mee on loan from Manchester City yesterday. Mee, 21, was the Swede's youth team captain for the Citizens and would make his first senior league appearance if selected for the Foxes. The defender has appeared for England at under-21 level, making his d├ębut as a substitute against Germany in a 2-0 reverse in November.
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