Sol Bamba
Bamba will return to Leeds for the 2015-16 season after a loan spell last term Getty Images

New Leeds United signing Sol Bamba says Uwe Rosler's personal approach helped secure his permanent move from Palmero.

Bamba joined The Whites on loan during the January transfer window and made 19 appearances as the club survived relegation from the Championship.

With Uwe Rosler replacing Neil Redfearn ahead of the 2015-16 season, the Ivory Coast international's long-term future was thrown into significant doubt, but the midfielder says a conversation with the new Leeds boss saw his future quickly resolved.

"It can take some time or it can be done quickly," he said of the talks. "It was always the number one target in my mind so it was an easy decision.

"I was thinking about who was going to be the next manager – the people in charge had to make the right decision.

"I spoke with all of them and it's looking like they're trying to do something big at the club, that's what convinced me to sign.

"The manager came in, phoned me up and I had a good chat with him – it was an easy decision in the end."

Bamba is one of four new additions made by Leeds this summer, the latest of which saw Chris Wood move from Premier League side Leicester City – while Charlie Horton and lee Erwin joined earlier in the window.

Wood spent last term on loan at Ipswich Town where he failed to score, but he is to move to Leeds with a decent reputation from the Championship.

"This football club needs match winners," Rosler said of the addition of Wood. "Last season we could have scored more goals.

"That we've got a player like Chris, who is so young but already proven at that level, is fantastic news.

"Without the financial help of Mr Cellino, it wouldn't have happened. We can all thank him for that."