Wesley Fofana Signs For Leicester City From Saint-Étienne
- Wesley Fofana joins Leicester City for an undisclosed fee
- The 19-year-old has signed a five-year deal with the Foxes
- He made his AS Saint-Étienne debut against Nice in May 2019
- Defender has been named in France’s latest Under-21 squad
The 19-year-old Frenchman has signed a five-year deal at King Power Stadium and will join up with his new Foxes team-mates as they prepare for this weekend’s game against West Ham United.
Speaking to LCFC.com, Fofana said: “I’m very happy to be here. I’ve watched Leicester City closely since they won the title and they’re a top club in the Premier League. I know I will learn a lot from the players and the manager here, which is one of the main reasons I came. I can’t wait to get started.”
Fofana made his debut for AS Saint-Étienne against Nice in May 2019 and has since gone on to feature a further 25 times in all competitions for Les Verts, impressing with a string of accomplished performances in defence.
Those displays have also brought recognition at international level, with Fofana being named in France’s Under-21s squad for this month’s Euro Qualifiers against Liechtenstein and Slovakia.
The 6ft 3ins defender made 14 appearances in the French top tier last term and was part of the side that reached the final of the Coupe de France, where they narrowly lost 1-0 to Paris Saint-Germain.
Born in Marseille, Fofana is a product of AS Saint-Étienne’s youth system and signed his first professional contract with the club in May 2018.
He has played four times in Ligue 1 this season, helping his team keep three clean sheets and reach fourth place in Ligue 1 the standings.
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