Chelsea with the biggest defender transfer in football history. “Here we go”

Wesley Fofana moves from Leicester City to Chelsea. Fabrizio Romano announced that all necessary documentation for the transfer of a defender was practically approved.

As late as Friday, Londoners and Leicester reached full agreement on the amount of the transaction, amounting to 75 million pounds (over 88 million euros) including bonuses. Thus, the name of the 21-year-old jumps to the leading position in the historical sales classification of “Foxes”, ahead of Harry Maguire, moving to Manchester United in the 2019/2020 season (87 million euros).

He is the most expensive defender in football history (ahead of Maguire) and the second largest transfer in Chelsea history – only Romelu Lukaku cost more.

The French stopwatch will sign a contract with the new employer valid until the end of June 2028.

This is Chelsea’s seventh transfer this summer. Previously, Marc Cucurella, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Slonina, Cesare Casadei, Carney Chukwuemeka and Kalidou Koulibaly joined the Stamford Bridge. The total sum of expenses in this window will thus reach approximately 290 million euros.

Finally, after long negotiations between the clubs, the representative of the U-21 “Tri-color” will join Thomas Tuchel’s team, filling the gap left by Andreas Christensen and Antonio RĂ¼diger.

If the procedure is not closed, the player will not be available for the new coach for the match of the fourth round, in which his current employer will take up at Stamford Bridge “The Blues”.

Wesley Fofana learned football at the AS Saint-Étienne academy before taking his first steps in the Premier League at King Power Stadium in the summer of 2020. Then the footballer cost Leicester City 35 million euros.

Fofana’s career so far has been sprinkled with winning the FA Cup in the 2020/2021 season.

Under Brendan Rodgers, the defender recorded a total of 52 appearances, adding a hit and an assist.

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