Talks being held over Wesley Fofana’s exit from Leicester

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Wesley Fofana of Leicester City (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Transfer talks are apparently being held already over Wesley Fofana’s proposed exit from Leicester City. Will Wesley Fofana really leave the Foxes?

Fofana was a club record sale for French ligue club AS Saint-Etienne when Leicester bought him for an apparent £36.5million price. Former LCFC boss Claude Puel was in charge of Saint-Etienne when the business was done and he spoke very highly of the young centre-back.

Since then the 20 year old defender has lived up to expectations whilst being crucial to the way Brendan Rodgers likes to play. He was vital for the first FA cup triumph in the club’s history; as well as performing immaculately in the domestic league, helping his team to finish fifth. However, this season he has been desperately unlucky following a horrific fibula fracture against Villarreal in a pre-season friendly; the centre-back is expected to be out until the upcoming January.

It has become a normal routine for a supporter of the foxes to see their favourite stars being linked away from the club. Starting from Youri Tielemans to James Maddison, and from Jamie Vardy to Wilfred Ndidi we have seen every one of these names rumoured for a move to the so called “big clubs”. Lately the name that emerged was that of the Under- 21 French international.

Newcastle’s new Saudi owners have already informed Leicester they plan to bid for Wesley Fofana, as per Express. The Magpies finally confirmed last week that the £305million deal, backed by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman, had received Premier League approval to bring Mike Ashley’s dismal 14-year reign on Tyneside to a dramatic end.

In the past the Frenchman has expressed his desire to join Real Madrid if given a chance – labelling them as his “dream club”. Personally, I would be surprised if he decides to move to Newcastle under the new ownership of Saudi consortium: the Geordies will be undergoing a complete revamp, there are already noises of Steve Bruce getting the sack very soon and it is obvious that it would take minimum couple of years before they follow the similar trajectory of Manchester City.

Henceforth, it is quite clear that Fofana is already a part of the process at King Power Stadium where he has already won a trophy. It would be far more logical to move to his dream club in the future or to a club where he could be guaranteed instant success.