How much of the fee from Wesley Fofana’s transfer to Chelsea will the Leicester City hierarchy spend on new signings before the summer window expires?
With only four days remaining before the market closes to explore, identify and prospectively sign multiple players – the Foxes recruitment team will presumably be working around the clock to secure deals. That is because it appears as though a standout athlete is leaving, and Leicester were reportedly waiting to offload in order to sign their own fresh faces.
Centreback Wesley Fofana is the significant name which will be departing Filbert Way following a drawn out, frustrating and revealing mini transfer saga over the past couple of months. As soon as suitors Chelsea began pursuing the defender – in a strange and almost public fashion, apparently without breaking any rules – his every evasive manoeuvre was published.
The unconscionable behaviour exhibited by the Frenchman degraded his own persona and was intensely disrespectful to the club who had patiently supported and rewarded the injured player very recently. Fofana’s disrespect reeked of a man attempting to force his way out of a five-year contract, rather unfairly.
An immature exit, which may well come back to haunt the Blues in coming windows! Just look at the way Harry Maguire and Ben Chilwell conducted themselves, eventually still getting their ‘dream’ switches.
More importantly, how will Leicester spend their cash? According to speculation of late, the King Power side want up to two defensive assets and a right-winger. With regard to the £70million plus gained for Fofana, less than half of it will be spent on new additions, suggest The Telegraph.
That supposed, condensed figure might surprise or even shock some supporters who expect the east Midlanders to arrange marquee acquisitions. Though the LCFC business model remains the same: sell high, buy low, as well as developing gems.