Fabrizio Romano: Young Superstar ‘Agrees Personal Terms’ With Chelsea

Wesley Fofana

According to Fabrizio Romano, Wesley Fofana has agreed personal terms with Chelsea. This is a significant step in the player making the move from Leicester City to Stamford Bridge and is a sign of intent from the young defender.

Wesley Fofana ‘Agrees Personal Terms’ With Chelsea

What Does It Mean?

When a player agrees on personal terms with a club, this means that they have a contract in principle with a team that has an interest in them. In this case, as Wesley Fofana agreed on a deal with the Stamford Bridge side, the moment the two clubs come to an agreement on a fee the paperwork is ready to be signed.

This is an increasingly common tactic. Whenever a player has an interest in joining a new club, agreeing on personal terms is a clear sign of an intent to leave. In this instance, The Foxes have a clear indication that Fofana has an interest in joining Thomas Tuchel’s side at Cobham.

What Are the Likely Terms?

In spite of the fact we have no details on the terms, there are a few things we can assume. The first of these is the length of the contract. Clubs use long-term contracts both as a method of amortising the cost of their transfers and securing young talent for longer. The Frenchman’s deal is likely to be at least four years long, and perhaps longer.

Additionally, Wesley Fofana can expect a pay rise. The Blues are a Champions League club with a high budget, and this comes with higher pay. As a regular starter at the West London side, the centre-back might also expect bonuses including those relating to Champions League qualification and performances in cup competitions, such as a winner’s bonus.

Is a Move Closer After Fofana Agreed Personal Terms?

The Frenchman agreeing personal terms makes his move to London more likely. Whilst the two sides not having a transfer fee in place yet isn’t ideal, Chelsea are preparing a new bid for the youngster.

Having a player that doesn’t want to be at the club is risky, affecting morale and ultimately performance. The hierarchy at the King Power Stadium could see this as an opportunity to boost their war chest and add to the squad in the final days of the window. Fofana agreeing personal terms is a key stepping stone in his move away from Brendan Rodgers’ side.