Saint-Étienne have confirmed the news of an agreement with Leicester City for the transfer of centre-back Wesley Fofana. The deal sees the defender become the record sale away from Saint-Étienne as he arrives ready to take Leicester City and the Premier League by storm for a reported fee of £40 million.
Saint-Étienne Confirm Fofana Leicester Agreement
Fofana a Much Needed Defensive Reinforcement for Leicester
At the start of the season, Brendan Rodgers was forced to play defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi at centre-back amid a lack of defensive options. Jonny Evans’ return from suspension eased central defensive concerns, but, Rodgers would have been well aware of the damage one injury in that area would have done to the Leicester City season.
And that’s where Fofana comes in. The 25-year-old arrives as a much-needed man to rely on for Brendan Rodgers. Before his arrival, only Çağlar Söyüncü, Jonny Evans and occasionally Wes Morgan could be seen marshalling the Foxes backline. Now, Rodgers can look on with ease should any injuries arise with Fofana perfectly capable of stepping up when needed.
Following a perfect start to the season, Leicester will look to kick on and create another story full of intrigue with the likes of Fofana playing an important role in the writing of several chapters this season.
The Difference Maker?
As proven last season, the top four of the Premier League can change at any given time after any given run of results. Last time out, in particular, consistency at the right moments, and the ability to win despite making changes, was the key to Champions League qualification. And this was Leicester’s downfall.
The Foxes lacked the squad depth to compete to the very end in the often congested fixture list of the Premier League. By bringing in what seems like insignificant players such as Fofana, Leicester, in reality, are making the all-important moves to securing a potential top-four place this season.
It is the little details such as squad depth which can prove to be the difference; depth that Leicester City have added to with the signing of Fofana.
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