Championship league leaders Cardiff City announced via their official club website that centre-back Sol Bamba has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2020.
The Ivorian has been ever present for the Bluebirds since his arrival at the Welsh club last year and is part of the Cardiff defence that has only conceded two goals in the league this season.
Bamba was signed as a free agent following his release from fellow Championship club Leeds United.
Here at FLW, we think committing the centre-back to another three years is a great move by the club.
Simply put, the 32-year-old is an absolute rock at the back for Neil Warnock’s side.
He is tall, strong, and a smart defender too.
His reading of the game allows him to make plenty of interceptions throughout the course of a game and when that doesn’t happen, he loves getting stuck into a tackle.
Bamba is an experienced international too having lined up for his country on 49 occasions.
At 32-years-old many could be understood for thinking that this is a bad move on the part of Cardiff and Neil Warnock.
This contract is likely to be his last as a professional or at the very least it is the last at this high of a level and given how well he is playing at the moment it only makes sense for the Bluebirds to have him play his remaining years out with them.
It looks like Leeds may live to regret the decision to let Sol Bamba go on a free, especially if he leads Cardiff back into the Premier League this season.
What do you think Cardiff fans? Are you pleased to see Bamba has signed a new deal? Let us know in the comments down below!