Wesley Fofana (born 17 December 2000) is a French professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Leicester City and the France national under-21 team.
Early Life and Career
Fofana was born in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône. He is of Malian descent. One of six children, he started playing football at the age of six playing for Repos Vitrolles.
Having been in the youth system since 2015, Fofana signed his first professional contract with Saint-Étienne on 15 May 2018. He made his debut for the club in a 3–0 Ligue 1 win over Nice on 18 May 2019.
Fofana joined English Premier League club Leicester City on 2 October 2020, signing a five-year contract. The transfer fee paid to Saint-Étienne was reported as up to £36.5 million. On 21 May 2021, Fofana won Leicester City’s Young Player of the Season award after being voted by the club’s supporters.
On 4 August 2021, during a pre-season friendly against Villarreal, Fofana suffered a broken leg following a challenge by Fer Niño.
Wife/ Girlfriend and Personal Life
Fofana is a Muslim. On 22 April 2021, he was substituted on the hour mark during Leicester’s 3–0 win against West Bromwich Albion while he was fasting for Ramadan. In the next match against Crystal Palace, the game was paused after the half-hour mark to allow Fofana and Cheikhou Kouyaté to have some fluids to break their fast.
As of 2021, Wesley Fofana is currently single and not in any relationship or dating. Wesley Fofana is also not yet married.
Net Worth and Salary
Wesley Fofana earns over $1.9 million annually playing for Leicester City FC.
Wesley Fofana’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $3.5 million – $20 million (net worth estimated in 2021).
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