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Leicester sign Wesley Fofana from ASSE for €35m

Leicester City have completed the signing of Saint-Etienne defender Wesley Fofana.

Fofana, 19, has signed a five-year deal for a reported €35m and could debut against West Ham at the weekend.

A host of clubs approached ASSE for the France under-21 international, but only Leicester had a bid accepted.

Although he has made only 25 appearances for Saint-Etienne, Fofana has made a big impression in Ligue 1.

In his four appearances for Saint-Etienne this season, Claude Puel’s team kept three clean sheets.

Fofana explained that the chance to improve in England was a key factor behind his decision.

“I’m very happy to be here,” he said. “I’ve watched Leicester City closely since they won the title and they’re a top club in the Premier League.

“I know I will learn a lot from the players and the manager here, which is one of the main reasons I came. I can’t wait to get started.”

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