By Daniel Feliciano

27th Aug, 2022 | 2:52pm

Wesley Fofana responds to Gary Lineker, all but confirms move from Leicester to Chelsea

Wesley Fofana has seemingly confirmed his imminent transfer from Leicester to Chelsea by responding to Gary Lineker’s farewell message on Twitter.

Reports emerged on Friday night that an agreement had been found between the two clubs for a deal worth £75m plus add-ons, which could make him the most expensive defender in the world.

Reacting to the news Leicester legend Lineker posted a tweet in which he admitted he was “gutted” to lose the France Under-21 international but understood the player’s ambition of playing in the Champions League, while also labelling him as “the most prodigiously talented young central defender in the world”.

While no official confirmation of the move has come yet, Fofana responded to the message with one of his own which included a crying smiley face and two prayer emojis, indicating a move is all set to take place.

Chelsea and Leicester are playing each other this afternoon, but Fofana won’t be involved after training with the Under 23’s in recent weeks after he forced a move away.


There is no doubting that Fofana is one of the finest young defenders in the world, but for the fee that has been offered by Chelsea there’s nothing Leicester could do realistically.

Add to that the fact the player was basically begging to leave and even went as far as to not show up for a training session at one point, they really did have their hands tied.

Fans won’t be happy at the way he went about it, but when they sit back and think about it they should be understanding. He was excellent in the team for them and has earned them a huge profit on their initial investment.

Leicester now must be active in the transfer market between now and Thursday’s deadline or face getting left behind with a squad that is arguably weaker this season than it was last, when they had a disappointing campaign by their own standards.

In other Leicester news, Fofana agrees personal terms ahead of Chelsea move, according to Fabrizio Romano