Chelsea sign Fofana – Malay News – Malaysian newspapers from Kuala Lumpur
Chelsea sign Fofana – Malay News – Malaysian newspapers from Kuala Lumpur

Chelsea sign Fofana – Malay News – Malaysian newspapers from Kuala Lumpur

CHELSEA have completed the transfer of defender Wesley Fofana from Leicester City, the English Premier League (EPL) club announced on Wednesday.

The move saw the Frenchman sign a seven-year contract with the west London club.

Financial details have not been disclosed, but according to local media reports, the deal is worth £70m.

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“Wesley is a defender who has a bright future after proving his quality in the league at a young age.

“We are delighted to be able to bring one of Europe’s most exciting talents to Chelsea and further strengthen our squad for this season,” said Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly.

The 21-year-old moved to the Premier League in October 2020 from Ligue 1 club St Etienne for a reported fee of up to £36.5m.

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During two seasons at Leicester, he made 52 appearances in all competitions, including 37 in the Championship and 11 in two European campaigns.