Chelsea on Wednesday signed French centre-back, Wesley Fofana from Leicester City for £70m on a seven-year deal.

Since joining Leicester from French side Saint-Etienne in 2020, France Under-21 international Fofana has made 37 Premier League appearances.

After having a severe injury in pre-season, he was restricted to just seven league games during the 2021-22 campaign.

On his move to Stamford Bridge, Fofana made some comments. He said, “The two last days have been really big for me and I’m very happy,”

“I trained this morning with the team and it’s a dream for me. I’m very excited to start playing games for the fans and the club.

“I’m here to win trophies – the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, everything. I came here to win and the club is built to win trophies so I’m here to continue that.”

This move for him has made him achieved the feat of being the third most expensive Premier League defender behind Manchester United’s £80m purchase of Harry Maguire in 2019 and  from Leicester – and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, who joined the Reds for £75m in 2017.