- Wesley Fofana signs new deal to 2027
- The defender joined the Foxes from AS Saint-Étienne in 2020
- He has made 38 appearances for City in all competitions
The 21-year-old joined City from Saint-Étienne in October 2020 and featured for the Foxes 38 times in all competitions last season, helping the Club to its first-ever Emirates FA Cup trophy.
Such were the level of his performances in his debut season for the Football Club, he became quickly established as one of the most exciting young talents in world football and following an injury suffered in pre-season, he is now close to a return to the squad.
Speaking to LCFC TV, Fofana said: “I’m really happy to sign a new contract. It shows the Club have confidence in me offering me a contract to 2027. I’m really happy to be here. It’s my Club, I love the fans, so I’m really happy and really looking forward to being back playing.
“I love everything about the Club. I love the city, I love the fans. It’s a family which is what I love the most. Everyone is close and gets on well. We also have a great team and are continuing to progress, with a desire to win more trophies. That’s why I have committed my future to the Club until 2027. I want to achieve more with the Club. There is a lot of talent here and still a lot more we can do together.”
Fofana Speaks After Signing New LCFC Contract
Defender Wesley Fofana chats to LCFC TV in an exclusive interview about his new Foxes contract.
Born in Marseille, France, Fofana joined Saint-Étienne in 2015 as a 15-year-old and quickly earned a reputation as an emerging talent within Les Verts’ academy.
Having swiftly progressed through their youth system, Fofana signed his first professional contract with the club in May, 2018. His debut in green came a year later, making an appearance in Saint-Étienne's 3-0 Ligue 1 win over Nice in May, 2019.
The France Under-21s international went on to make 22 appearances for Les Verts in all competitions, scoring once, before making the switch to King Power Stadium in October 2020.
During his first season in England, Fofana won Leicester City's Young Player of the Season award, as the Foxes recorded a fifth-place finish in the Premier League and success in the Emirates FA Cup at Wembley Stadium.
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