London, Wesley Fofana today became one of the most expensive defenders in football history after securing a move to Chelsea from the English Premier League (EPL) rival Leicester for a reported fee of 75 million pounds ($87 million).
The signing of the 21-year-old French center back took Chelsea’s spending in this transfer window to about $270 million, with the vast majority of that on defenders. Left back Marc Cucurella ($65 million) and center back Kalidou Koulibaly ($38 million) have already moved to Stamford Bridge.
England international Harry Maguire, who also left Leicester to join Manchester United in 2019 for 80 million pounds, is the only defender to have cost more than Fofana. Virgil van Dijk completed a move to Liverpool in January 2018 for a similar fee as Fofana’s.
A ball-playing center back who is an excellent reader of the game, Fofana has signed a seven-year deal with Chelsea.
Source: Oman News Agency