Fofana to Leicester official: Foxes land high-rated CB

Fofana to Leicester official
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Wesley Fofana to Leicester City official: Leicester City has a new center back

Fofana turns 20 in December and started Saint-Etienne’s first three matches of the Ligue 1 season as part of his 30 senior appearances at a tender age.

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A hard-tackling defender who led Saint-Etienne in interceptions per game last season (2.6), Fofana’s promise at his age provides hope that the Foxes can lock down the heart of their defense for some time.


“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 spent 2019-20 in a center back corps with fellow teen William Saliba, the Arsenal loanee, and outshone him in every department except passing.

Leicester had grown quite old at the back aside from 24-year-old Caglar Soyuncu, with Jonny Evans (32) and Wes Morgan (36).