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Wesley Fofana: Restless Leicester defender feels Fox is costing him out of dream Chelsea move | Transfer Center News

Wesley Fofana has become increasingly restless at Leicester and feels the club are discounting him from a move to Chelsea.

The 21-year-old centre-back wants to play in the Champions League to improve his chances of being selected for France’s World Cup this winter.

He wants to follow in Didier Drogba’s footsteps by playing football at Stamford Bridge. Didier Drogba has achieved legendary status in Fofana’s hometown of Marseille.

Fofana is understood to have been under the impression that Leicester would heed substantial offers from top European clubs.

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He becomes increasingly frustrated after learning Fox wants a world record center back fee to sell him. sky sports news They said.

The Midlands club are understood to want more than £80m on the sale of Harry Maguire to Manchester United in 2019. We believe Fofana is a better player for his age and has stronger potential.

However, Fofana is said to be dissatisfied with this rationale due to the difference from her career so far.


Maguire was 26 at the time of his move and was a proven England international who had starred in Gareth Southgate’s squad at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and spent three seasons in the Premier League.

In contrast, Fofana, who is five years younger, has yet to win a cap for the French national team, suffered a serious injury ahead of the 2021/22 season and has played just one season in the Premier League, albeit to a very high standard. I have not.

Wesley Fofana

Despite his trepidation, Fofana intends to remain professional by giving Leicester all the way and still has five years left on his contract with Leicester.

He played the full 90 minutes in Leicester’s first two games of the season and continues training with the first team.

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However, in his view, the club wants to make his assessment more realistic and not hinder his dream of emulating Drogba in Chelsea’s Champions League.

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Brendan Rodgers has clarified Leicester’s position after Saturday’s loss to Arsenal, saying he has “no intention of selling” Fofana, adding: “Of course, if there is interest from other clubs, they will consider it.

“He’s a top young defender and there aren’t many players his age. For him at least another year here will be very important for his development, but he’s very calm in this situation. relaxing.

“He is aware of his interest. He understands where we are as a club and where we see him.”

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