Trabzonspor, a Turkish first division soccer club, said it hired defender Souleymane Bamba from England’s Leicester City.
Trabzonspor will pay 750,000 U.K. pounds ($1.2 million) to Leicester for the contract, according to a statement from Trabzonspor Sportif Yatirim & Futbol Isletmeciligi TAS, the club’s listed unit.
Trabzonspor shares gained 3.7 percent to 11.35 liras at 11:05 a.m. in Istanbul, heading for the biggest increase since June 1.
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