Leicester have completed the signing of Wesley Fofana from Saint-Etienne on a five-year deal.
The 19-year-old defender joins for an initial £32million on Friday having completed a medical in Germany and joins up with the Foxes ahead of their Premier League fixture against West Ham on Sunday.
“I’m very happy to be here. I’ve watched Leicester City closely since they won the title and they’re a top club in the Premier League,” Fofana told the club’s website.
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“I know I will learn a lot from the players and the manager here, which is one of the main reasons I came. I can’t wait to get started.”
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers says he is delighted with the business Leicester have done in signing Fofana and other players like Timothy Castagne and Cengiz Under.
“It’s a brilliant signing for us. We said we wanted quality and I think the three players we’ve signed are that. That’s a huge credit to Lee Congerton and his staff.
“A lot of work and persistence has gone in. He has limited experience but when you see him play, he looks like he’s been playing a lot longer. He’s aggressive, he’s quick, he’s good in the air.