Leicester: Fofana would have signed at Chelsea, an L1 defender to replace him?

After long weeks of waiting, 21-year-old Wesley Fofana has finally scored with Chelsea. Thus, Leicester City will lose their French defender, but they are looking forward to the First Division to replace him in his team.

Gabriel Martinelli Wesley Fofana Arsenal Leicester

According to what was revealed RMC SportsFor Wesley Fofana at Chelsea, it’s over. The centre-back that AS Saint-Etienne passed through, today at L2, would have been involved for six seasons with the Blues, after his final medical examination in New York, in the United States. The value of the deal, according to the radio, was 82 million euros, including the bonus. A very large sum, but it will not make the French player the most expensive defender in history: the Englishman Harry Maguire, who was bought by Manchester United for 87 million euros, will remain after the formalization of the deal, which should not be long.

For several weeks, Wesley Fofana was forced to leave Leicester, where he has been the central defender since 2020. Despite this, the Frenchman has played two games this season with his team, in the Premier League (against Brentford and Arsenal).

Rémois Faes to replace him?

according to RMC, and journalist Fabrizio Romano, reported that Leicester had begun talks with Reims for Wout Faes. The 24-year-old Belgian, who is under contract until 2024, was not the only defender on the Premier League’s shortlist of 20. RMC Nor does the journalist reveal other names.

Wout Faes, whom Torino approached in vain during this transfer window, is open to departure and will not be retained by Reims, should a good offer turn up. Leicester, who will receive more than 80 million euros in the process of Wesley Fofana, should be able to quickly meet Reims’ expectations, while specialist website Wout Faes estimates Transfer Market to 10 million euros.

The 2020 Belgium international was transferred to Reims (select one) in July “Aim higher”. Leicester may be that long-awaited opportunity.

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