“He looks like Jesus!” Twitter reaction to Wesley Fofana joining Chelsea

Wesley Fofana, Leicester, 2022/23

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 …

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