Leicester City has confirmed the capture Wesley Fofana from Saint Etienne for an undisclosed fee, the club confirmed.
“Leicester City is delighted to confirm the signing of defender Wesley Fofana from Ligue 1 side AS Saint-Étienne for an undisclosed fee.”
The 19-year-old defender joins the foxes on a five-year deal after he was granted international clearance to play in England.
Fofana has been playing for the French U21 side and made his debut in May 2019 before going ahead to make himself a permanent fixture.
The deal looked to be called off after Saint Etienne was not willing to sell their highly-rated defender having already lost another defender in Saliba to arsenal the previous season. However, pressure from Fofana and his representatives convinced Claude Puel into sanctioning the deal.
The defender who is now teaming up with the foxes as they prepare for their game against Westham showed his delight in joining the 2016/17 premier league champions in a statement that read, “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.”
The former Saint Etienne man will now be hoping to learn from his new coaches as he hopes to further his development.
“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.”