Milan dealt blow as Saint-Étienne star snubs move: “I would be crazy to refuse Leicester”

By Nikita Fesyukov -

After securing the signings of Brahim Diaz and Sandro Tonali, AC Milan continue their hunt for reinforcements on the transfer market. One of the main objectives is the return of Tiemoue Bakayoko, but the club would also like to sign a defender. One of the rumoured names in this sense was that of Wesley Fofana.

The 19-year-old Saint-Étienne centre-back had a fine season in France, attracting the interest of various European clubs, with Milan included in the running. Media outlets both in France and Italy have linked the playe to a potential move for some time now.

However, it seems that Fofana has different plans for his future and is ready to snub the likes of Leipzig, Sevilla and the Rossoneri to join Leicester, who have offered 25 million euros, as per L’Equipe, as we informed you several days ago.

The young defender spoke in an exclusive interview with the same outlet (via getfootballnewsfrance.com) and expressed an evident preference of playing for Leicester, or in the Premier League in general, over any other option.

“I would be crazy to say no to Leicester. This contract could change my life. I need to protect my family by keeping them safe. The financial and sporting aspects have aligned, I am forced to say yes,” Fofana said.

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3 Comments

  1. John says:

    Let the kid go. Moving to Leicester will change his and his families lives. If Puel forces him to stay he will play half heartedly just going through the motions.

  2. Monsieur Peul says:

    So he wants the money ? Say no Leicester & look for footballing ambition, not financial.

  3. Perttu Junnonaho says:

    And now our priority must be to sign the best talents at central defense position options , who already play in serie A, like Verona”s Marash Kumbulla and Nicola Milankovic of Viola!

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