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Chelsea Complete Fofana Signing From Leicester City

Chelsea Complete Fofana Signing From Leicester City

Wesley Fofana Joins Chelsea

Chelsea have completed the signing of Wesley Fofana from Leicester City on a seven-year deal.

The French U-21 defender has been unveiled as a new Chelsea player for a fee in the region of £70m.

The Blues confirmed Fofana's signing on their website on Wednesday.

“Wesley Fofana is a Chelsea player after today completing a move from Leicester City and signing a seven-year contract with the Blues.

“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.

“After impressing in his homeland France with Saint-Etienne, the 21-year-old has further underlined his credentials as one of the game’s most promising all-round defenders with his performances during two seasons in England with Leicester."

Fofana instantly declared his ambition to win trophies at Stamford Bridge.

“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.

“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.”

The 21-year-old was part of the Leicester City team that defeated Chelsea to win the 2021 FA Cup trophy.

Fofana becomes the fifth major signing for Thomas Tuchel's side following the arrivals of Raheem Sterling, Khalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella, and Carney Chukwuemeka.

He is expected to make his Chelsea debut against West Ham on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. 

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