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Gary Lineker urges Leicester’s Wesley Fofana to stay one more year despite agreeing Chelsea terms

Gary Lineker urges Wesley Fofana to stay at Leicester for one more season despite the defender agreeing personal terms with Chelsea, as the Foxes fan insists ‘all the monster clubs’ will still be keen to sign him next year

  • Gary Lineker has encouraged Wesley Fofana to stay at Leicester one more year 
  • The centre back has agreed personal terms with Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side
  • But Foxes fan Lineker insisted big clubs will still want him if he stays this season
  • The 21-year-old defender is considered one of the brightest prospects in football
  • Wonderkid Fofana signed a new and improved five-year contract back in March

Gary Lineker has pleaded with Wesley Fofana to stay one more year at Leicester despite the defender nearing a move to Chelsea

The talented centre half has agreed personal terms with the Blues, who are looking to agree a fee with the Foxes likely to be £80million or more.

But Lineker urged Fofana, 21, to remain at the King Power for another season – insisting ‘all the monster clubs’ will still be interested in him next summer too.

Gary Lineker has urged defender Wesley Fofana (pictured) to stay one more year at Leicester

Gary Lineker has urged defender Wesley Fofana (pictured) to stay one more year at Leicester

The presenter and Foxes fan said 'all the monster clubs' will still be keen on him next summer

The presenter and Foxes fan said ‘all the monster clubs’ will still be keen on him next summer

He said: ‘Fear the worst but hope he finds it within himself to give @LCFC one more season. 

‘Signed a new long contract when badly injured. Another year and all the monster clubs will want you @Wesley_Fofanaa.’

Sky Sports have reported Fofana is becoming increasingly unsettled at the club, feeling Leicester are pricing him out of a move, and stated the Blues – under new US owner Todd Boehly – could be willing to pay a world-record fee for a defender.

The French wonderkid is widely considered one of the brightest prospects in European football after impressing since signing for Leicester in October 2020 for around £30m from French side Saint-Etienne.

Talented centre half Fofana, 21, signed a new and improved five-year contract back in March

Talented centre half Fofana, 21, signed a new and improved five-year contract back in March

He won the club’s Young Player of the Season award in his first campaign but last August he broke his leg in a pre-season friendly against Villarreal, limiting him to just seven league games and 12 appearances in all competitions.

However, the five-cap France Under-21 international signed a new and improved five-year contract in March, supposedly keeping him in the East Midlands until 2027.

He said at the time: ‘I’m really happy to sign a new contract. It shows the club have confidence in me. I’m really happy to be here. It’s my club, I love the fans, so I’m really happy and really looking forward to being back playing.

‘I love everything about the Club. I love the city. It’s a family which is what I love the most. Everyone is close and gets on well. We also have a great team and are continuing to progress, with a desire to win more trophies. That’s why I have committed my future to the Club until 2027. I want to achieve more with the Club.’ 

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