6 days ago, the young central defender Wesley Fofana took everyone by surprise in Saint-Etienne, declaring:: “My decision is made: I accept an offer (that of Leicester). This time, I can’t refuse. Where I come from, from the northern districts of Marseille and from a not well-off family, it is not possible. I’d be crazy to say no to Leicester. This contract can change my life. I have to protect my family by keeping them safe. The sporting and financial aspect being combined, I have to say yes (…) I went to see the coach yesterday morning to tell him what happened, that I am not doing well, and that I want to leave . ” This did not prevent him from playing against Strasbourg last Saturday, making a good impression on top of that.
However, according to our information, the chapter of his departure is not closed. Leicester maintain constant contact with the 19-year-old defender. Foxes coach Brandan Rodgers and his deputy Kolo Touré speak regularly with Fofana, who does not despair of seeing the transfer come true. It will still be necessary to convince the leaders of ASSE, who sided with Claude Puel’s opinion but who could crack in the event of a new offer revised upwards.