Today at Chelsea, Wesley Fofana revealed himself to ASSE. In just a few months with the Greens, the centre-back has impressed everyone. Enough to open the doors of the Premier League to him, joining Leicester in 2020. A transfer which however earned him some criticism. Accused of having yielded to the call for money, Fofana delivered his version.
Trained at ASSE, Wesley Fofana only played one full season with the Greens. But what a season… Author of very solid performances despite his age, the French central defender stands out. In the Premier League, Leicester fall under his spell. This is how in the summer of 2020, the Foxes took out the checkbook and spent nearly €35 million to recruit Fofana at theASSE.
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“You can save everyone”
Wesley Fofana arrives in the Premier League and inevitably, this is accompanied by a big salary. During an interview given to Vistathe now player of chelsea explains about it: Leicester arrives after this final against PSG. I am still a little young. It was not the moment, I did not expect it. An offer arrives on the table, it’s an English club, there’s a good project and financially you see that’s it, we’ll say that there is no longer a problem. In Saint-Etienne, I made a good living, don’t lie. But in Leicester you enter a dimension, where you invest, you can buy houses for your family, you can shelter everyone. Everyone is really everyone: my close family, my friends, those who have been there since the beginning, who have helped me: the job is done, rest now, I take everything on my back “.
“Don’t say mercenary”
However, by leaving theASSE, Wesley Fofana was criticized, insulted in particular as a mercenary. He then wished to respond to those who insult him and see a link between his departure and the money, dropping: “ People take it how they want, it didn’t affect me that people said I only think about money. I’m a football player, it’s my passion, it’s also my job. When you don’t have a father…it’s all about me, I’m the only hope. You say to yourself, if you say no and if next year you get injured, what happens? Ok you will stay with your salary from Saint-Etienne. If you get injured at Leicester, it’s not the same, you get injured on Leicester’s salary. This is how you have to think. Don’t say mercenary “.