Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Bamba earns contract extension

Sol Bamba has agreed an extension to his contract with Leicester City that will see the defender remain at the King Power Stadium until June 2014.

There had been speculation over the summer linking the powerful centre half with a move to the Premier League but that never materialised and the Ivorian is delighted to be staying in the East Midlands.

Manager Sven Goran Eriksson, meanwhile, is clear of the importance of having players such as Bamba tied-down to long term deals with the club.

"He is an important player for us and he will continue to be important in to the future," said the Swede, "We believe that his current form this season has shown that he is getting better and better as a player. Sol is very strong and he is popular with everyone, so this is great for the Club."

The Foxes have also moved to sign former Luton Town youngster Michael Cain for a reported five-figure sum. Cain refused to sign on a professional basis with the Hatters as they failed to reach the Football League and is now hoping to reach the very top levels of English football at Filbert Way. 

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