Former Manchester City star Yaya Toure and fans have sent get well messages to Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba after his cancer diagnosis.
The Championship club confirmed the Ivory Coast international is suffering from Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and has begun chemotherapy.
Bamba is currently spending his fifth season with the Bluebirds, having teamed up with the club from Leeds United in the summer of 2016.
The 35-year-old has featured in more than 100 games for Cardiff and played a key role in their promotion to the Premier League in 2018 before their relegation.
The centre-back has played six times for the Bluebirds this season across all competitions before the setback.
Bamba’s compatriot Toure, his supporters and former clubs have taken to the social media to wish the defender a quick recovery.
SOL BAMBA TOP MAN / LEADER / A GENTLEMAN & ALWAYS GOT TIME FOR THE FANS???????? GET WELL SOON SOL,YOU CAN BEAT THIS ???????????????? Sol With My youngest daughter Tilly & her best friend Ella ???????????? pic.twitter.com/RONIR79ynn— Annis Abraham (@AnnisAbraham) January 11, 2021
Awful news about Cardiff defender Sol Bamba being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Just wanted to put this out there to show my support for him. He was a leader that inspired me when I watched him often when Cardiff were in the Premier League. Wishing Sol a full recovery.??— mufcmpb (@mufcMPB) January 11, 2021