After a long and struggling hunt for the ideal central defender decision, it’s now believed that Leicester City has found their man in Wesley Fofana.Embed from Getty Images
With late James Tarkowski bids turned down, it’s confirmed that a bid for Wesley Fofana has been accepted by St. Etienne and despite this going against Claude Puel’s will, money talks and this looks as great business for the French club as Leicester City might have taken a huge risk, using such a monumental fee for a player without much first team experience.
Now that the central defence hunt is over, rumours are that more business will be done trying to bring in a forward with probably more players close to shipment, as names such as Adrien Silva, Kelechi Iheanacho, Demarai Gray, Islam Slimani and Rachid Ghezzal all are close to the exit sign.
Today also confirmed that, as we wrote yesterday, Darnell Johnson will join Wigan on loan until January 2021, though we believed the player would go out for the whole season, he could return to Leicester City after a half a season.
So what will Leicester City get with Fofana? a beast of a central defender with pace and passion, electric in tackles and going forward with the same courage as we have seen from Ricardo Pereira. Still only 19, and at 1.90 meters he will be one difficult man to stop. Hopefully a great signing that has a potential to fly.
Brendan Rodgers is also said to be be in a chase for a deputy centre forward and maybe a player that can give more options up front with a tall player being what is needed to have a new weapon in the arsenal with a player that can be a able to play more into the air, as Leicester City are attacking and scoring most goals from the ground.
Looking at the list drawn up from different media channels you have a number of options. A name that came up late and back in the running is Ivan Perisic. Perisic was a target also in front of last season, but then the Inter man joined Bayern Munich. He is not a natural forward but he is one that surely can be part of such a set up and if Vardy would be absent probably do that job splendedly. The fact that so much money has been splashed on a central defender could see Rodgers trying to bring in a player on loan, and that could be possible with Perisic.