Leicester, AC Milan, RB Leipzig target talented starlet

Saint-Etienne, Wosley Fofana (Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP via Getty Images)
Saint-Etienne, Wosley Fofana (Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP via Getty Images) /

Leicester City have apparently joined AC Milan and RB Leipzig in targeting talented Saint-Etienne starlet Wesley Fofana, according to transfer rumours.

From what we’ve all heard in recent times, it seems inevitable that Leicester City will sign another centre-back during the off-season. Despite Caglar Soyuncu making it clear that he wants to remain a Fox.

If anything this search for a centre-half means it is likely that Brendan Rodgers doesn’t consider Filip Benkovic good enough to start or be an understudy for the East Midlanders. At the moment, at least. Obviously Jonny Evans is now a veteran, yet no where near retiring or slowing down in-game.

Though it is always imperative – especially when striving for Champions League football – that squad depth be exceptional. An answer may be to sign another up and coming starlet: for price and development reasons.

Leicester City target young, rated defender

Some people must have thought former Foxes boss Claude Puel would at some point come back to haunt us Leicester City faithful, or the club in general. Maybe that will happen in the future: a loss to a team run by the Frenchman in European competition at some stage is a nightmarish likelihood.

However, at the moment a rendezvous with the much maligned gaffer may be fortuitous for the King Power outfit. Puel is currently managing Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne, and has at his disposal a player he’s reared very well, central defender Wesley Fofana.

Fofana made his name in the French top-flight division before the campaign was abandoned. He is 19 year-old, so not ready for competing in the premiership week in and week out. But prospectively someone to eventually replace Jonny Evans.

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The impressive youngster is allegedly wanted by Leicester, AC Milan and RB Leipzig, according to sports media company Le10Sport.