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Soccer-Chelsea sign defender Fofana from Leicester

By August 31, 2022Sports games

Chelsea have completed the transfer of defender Wesley Fofana from Leicester City, the two Premier League sides announced on Wednesday, with the Frenchman signing a seven-year contract with the west London club.

Financial details were not disclosed, but UK media reported the deal was worth 70 million pounds ($81.33 million). “Wesley is a hugely promising defender who has already proven his quality in the Premier League at a young age,” said Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly.

“We are delighted to have been able to bring one of Europe’s most exciting talents to Chelsea and to further strengthen this part of our squad, both for this season and many more to come.” The 21-year-old had moved to the Premier League in October 2020, joining St Etienne in Ligue 1 for a fee of up to £36.5million.

During his two seasons at Leicester, he made 52 appearances in all competitions, including 37 in the league and 11 over two European campaigns. In his first season of 2020-21, he was named the club’s Young Player of the Year after helping Leicester win their first FA Cup, performing well in the final against Chelsea.

“The last two days have been really great days for me and I’m very happy,” Fofana told the club’s website -chelsea. “I trained this morning with the team and it’s a dream for me. I’m very excited to start playing for the fans and the club.

“I’m here to win trophies – the Champions League, the Premier League, the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup (Coupe de la Ligue), everything… The club is made to win trophies, so I’m here to Continue.” ($1 = 0.8607 pounds)

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