The 21-year-old French international became the latest Chelsea signing of the summer following his £75 million from Leicester City. The French international signed a seven-year contract at Chelsea.
Wesley Fofana became the most expensive defender in Chelsea’s history.
In the first interview with the Chelsea media at Stamford Bridge, Wesley Fofana wants to follow in the footstep of Chelsea greats and former French internationals like Claude Makelele, Marcel Desailly, Frank Leboeuf, etc.
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Meanwhile, Wesley Fofana has hit out at Leicester City manager Brenden Rodgers for misleading comment said about him.
The Chelsea new signing wrote on Instagram, saying: “I chose not to communicate during this transfer window despite all the criticism and all the often false and misleading comments, even when they were coming from the club. I understood and I learned.
“I didn’t want to damage the image of the institution and I chose to take it rather than an answer. I thank Top [Leicester chairman, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha] for his understanding, thanks to the managers, to the coach who has always appreciated me, even if he chose to expose me a lot lately… I got it, coach.”
Reacting to the signing of Wesley Fofana, Chelsea co-owner and Chairman Todd Boehly said: “Wesley is a hugely promising defender who has already proven his quality in the Premier League at a young age. We are delighted we were able to bring one of Europe’s most exciting talents to Chelsea and further strengthen that area of our squad, both for this season and many more to come.”
Chelsea co-controlling owners, Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano added: “We continue to build for success and a bright long-term future for Chelsea, and Wesley fits our vision perfectly. He is a player who can make an impact on the squad immediately, while at his age he will only improve further going forward. We are excited to see what he can achieve at Chelsea.”