‘Here We Go’: Fabrizio Romano Confirms Chelsea ‘Will Sign’ ‘Unbelievable’ Player

Wesley Fofana

Wesley Fofana’s move from Leicester City to Chelsea is happening, according to a tweet by Fabrizio Romano. David Ornstein corroborated the story, with the Foxes’ ‘unbelievable’ defender likely completing a move before their trip to Stamford Bridge at the weekend.

All About the Wesley Fofana Deal

What is the Agreement Between the Clubs?

The Stamford Bridge outfit committed to their final bid in the afternoon, with Leicester City accepting the offer within a matter of hours. The specific fee is unknown, but French journalist Fabrice Hawkins notes that the deal is “a record sum”. This, in combination with the fact that Brendan Rodgers was hoping for a fee in the region of £80 million (a transfer record for a defender), indicates that the agreement is above this mark.

What Role Did Fofana Play?

Wesley Fofana was an integral part of the move.

His desire to complete the transfer was obvious, with Brendan Rodgers saying: “I mentioned in the week about coming into a Premier League game and maybe one or two players not being in the right frame of mind, you can’t carry them and certainly we can’t”.

The French centre-back’s agitation for the move clearly played a part in the transfer, as the King Power outfit couldn’t make any use of someone who didn’t want to stay.

What Happens Next?

Chelsea will now have a world-class defender in their side, adding desperately needed depth to their back-line. This means that the club has options at centre-back, and Fofana is likely to start the majority of matches this season.

The Frenchman is chasing a position in the World Cup squad for Qatar, and Stamford Bridge is the ideal stage for his talents. In spite of this, Fofana is not registered in time for the match against his old club.

Leicester City now have far better resources. The window has been a quiet one thus far, however, such a significant sum for Wesley Fofana makes all the difference. Brendan Rodgers now has a war chest on his hands and can invest in adding more depth to his relegation-threatened squad.