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Preston North End and Charlton Athletic eye agreement for recently released Middlesbrough player



Preston North End and Charlton Athletic are reportedly interested in signing Sol Bamba following his release from Middlesbrough. 

Bamba featured on 24 occasions in the Championship last season for Boro, but was released in the summer when his contract on Teesside expired.

The 37-year-old hasn’t officially hung up his boots despite that, with offers presenting themselves, including one in the Championship.

According to Wales Online, Preston have been in contact with Bamba over a potential deal, as the veteran centre-back weighs up his options.

There’s also the opportunity for Bamba to step down into League One, with Charlton joining Preston in making contact with the player this week.

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Bamba has enjoyed a playing career spanning almost 20 years.

His clubs in England include Leicester City, Leeds United and Boro, with Bamba playing in Scotland too.

Prior to a move to Middlesbrough, Bamba was with Cardiff City with Neil Warnock, winning promotion to the Premier League on 2017/18.

The Verdict 

Bamba’s release from Middlesbrough was to be expected this summer, but he’s such an asset still, which is underlined by Preston and Charlton holding an interest in him.

The centre-back is a massive presence on the field and still churns out plenty of good performances in the Championship, whilst his influence on the wider club is something that’s been infectious over his career.

For Preston, he’d be a useful addition as they look to break into the top-six under Ryan Lowe, whilst Charlton could obviously do with a player of his quality and experience down in League One.

Thoughts? Let us know! 

Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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