Wesley Fofana completed his big-money move from Leicester to Chelsea, sending the Twittersphere into a frenzy.
The Blues are paying £70m/€81m up front for a France Under-21 defender, with potential additions of £80m/€93m – making it a world record fee for a defender, outstripping payments for Virgil van Dijk and Harry Maguire. .
Chelsea have been in the center-back defense market all summer after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on free transfers to Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.
Kalidou Koulibaly has already been bought from Napoli for €38m, and although the Blues beat Manchester City with the signing of Marc Cucurella from Brighton for €72m, the Spaniard prefers to play on the left flank.
Fofana completes Chelsea’s defence, and can’t wait to get started, telling his official website: “The last two days have been really great days for me and I’m very happy.
“I trained this morning with the team and this is a dream for me. I am very excited to start playing for the fans and the club.
“I’m here to win titles – the Champions League, the Premier League, the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup, everything. I came here to win and the club is built to win titles so I’m here to keep going.”
Fans share his enthusiasm, one even became biblical …
Wesley Fofana 😭
I can’t believe we made it. pic.twitter.com/StW02ODwP1
– Graphics enthusiast (@prospa_official) August 31, 2022
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but Wesley Fofana is free of your guns now
-! (@BtecRj) August 31, 2022
Welcome to Chelsea, Wesley Fofana. 💙
– Bishal RajBiswas August 31, 2022
A really important deal to cross the line!
Wesley Fofana is a Chelsea player who has signed a seven-year contract with the club.
He joins Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella in the list of defensive additions made by the Blues. https://t.co/5HRPjUN7Cv
– Sam Collins (@SamCollinsSJ) August 31, 2022
Welcome in the name of the Lord# Chelsea # O Lord #CFC
He looks like Gabriel Jesus though 😂 pic.twitter.com/rD216ah88k
– Leoh (Sirprosky) August 31, 2022
Rudiger liked this post. 🤤
Hi Wesley Fofana pic.twitter.com/A8Q4Kh6uyx
– CRUISE_NORRIS ©️ (Da WigBoy) #MLLE szn 🤗 (i_am_Oscar_D) August 31, 2022
The transfer market is moving like crazy. Are all those millions thrown around? 75 million for Wesley Fofana??? Wesley Fofana? E
– SokoMatemai (@SokoMatemai) August 31, 2022