Chelsea Signs Defender Wesley Fofana From Leicester City
Premier League club Chelsea have completed the signing of Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana in a deal worth up to £75m.
Leicester and Chelsea agreed a fee for Fofana on Saturday, with the defender flying to the USA on Monday for his medicals.
One of the Premier League’s most highly rated young players, Fofana arrives to further bolster Thomas Tuchel’s defence for the 2022/23 season, following the arrivals of Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella earlier in the summer.
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“The two last days have been really big days for me and I’m very happy. I trained this morning with the team and it’s a dream for me. I’m very excited to start playing games for the fans and the club,” Fofana said.
“I’m here to win trophies – the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, everything. I came here to win and the club is built to win trophies so I’m here to continue that.”
Chelsea had made three previous bids for Fofana which were all swiftly rejected by Leicester – two in excess of £60m and one believed to be £60m plus £10m in add-ons.
Chelsea will pay an initial £70m, with a further £5m possible in add-ons.
The addition of Fofana will help strengthen Chelsea’s defense after their 2-1 loss to Southampton on Tuesday.