Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has completed his second signing with the arrival of defender Sol Bamba on a free transfer.

Former Leicester and Leeds centre-half Bamba, 31, will stay with the Sky Bet Championship club until at least the summer of 2018.

Warnock, appointed Bluebirds boss last week following the departure of Paul Trollope, signed winger Junior Hoilett on Monday.

"Cardiff City Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of Sol Bamba, subject to international clearance," the club said on their official website.

Bamba, who has made 44 appearances for the Ivory Coast, began his career at Paris Saint-German and has had previous spells at Dunfermline, Hibernian, Leicester and Leeds. He has also spent time in Turkey with Trabzonspor and in Serie A with Palermo.

Bamba said: "I'm excited to be here. I always wanted to work with the gaffer, so as soon as this chance arose I jumped at it.

"I know the league very well and am looking forward to offering my experience and leadership to Cardiff City."

Warnock added: "I tried to sign Sol a few years ago when he was at Leicester on a couple of occasions. They didn't come off then, but now is the right time and opportunity to bring him in.

"Sol's a leader and he's another good addition for us."

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