Sol Bamba is training with Middlesbrough as he looks to build up his fitness ahead of the new season.
"After everything he’s been through this is the least I can do" 🤝
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) July 12, 2021
The 36-year-old is a free agent after leaving Cardiff City in the summer and he remains on the lookout for a new club. And, in order to ensure he is fit and ready for whenever a move does happen, Boro have confirmed that boss Neil Warnock allowed Bamba to train with the team.
The two have a close relationship following their time together in the Welsh capital, and Warnock was in touch with the centre-back as he battled cancer last year.
Even though there is no suggestion that Boro will offer the former Leeds United man a contract, it’s fair to say that many fans wouldn’t be surprised if a short-term offer was put to the player – with many believing it could be a good move.
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Here we look at some of the reaction from Twitter…
@Teds_Tours27 only talking about sol Saturday weren’t we and said this wouldn’t happen. Although it says the chance to train that’s all
— Tom Rees (@tomrees1927) July 12, 2021
He’s literally getting the band back isn’t he.
Sol will be a great leader and mentor for the younger lads… Great work by Warnock
— Andrew (@officialandyb24) July 12, 2021
Get him signed up. Another experienced leader / voice around the club can only be a good thing whether he plays or not.
— Simmo649 (@Simmo649) July 12, 2021
Class even if it doesn’t lead to contract it’s an experienced head to teach the younger players a thing or two https://t.co/1XnpnzEP8E
— Jack (@jackallisonnn) July 12, 2021
Class this to be fair https://t.co/05iPSimy54
— Crossman (@kieranjcrossman) July 12, 2021
I know he’s only training with us but I would take him on a one year deal. Most likely be dirt cheap wages but most importantly he brings leadership & experience to the team, something we were lacking massively last season https://t.co/uuUlCA9hf2
— Jake 🏴 (@Jrs97__) July 12, 2021
Love this 👏👏 https://t.co/MIwnZTUxZA
— George 🏴🇦🇷 (@GBallantyne7) July 12, 2021