Chelsea Confirm Signing of David Datro Fofana on Seven-Year Contract After £10.5m Transfer from Lyon
- World Soccer Today -
Chelsea have confirmed the signing of David Datro Fofana and have revealed that the talented young defender has signed a bumper seven-year contract after completing a £10.5m transfer from French side, Lyon.
Fofana, who is just 20 years old, has already made a name for himself in Ligue 1 and has been on the radar of several top European clubs. Chelsea have won the race for his signature and will be hoping that he can help solidify their upline for years to come.
The French youth international is a tall and athletic centre-back, who is comfortable with the ball at his feet and has a good sense of positioning. He should fit in well with Chelsea's style of play and will provide competition for the likes of Mason Mount and Kai Havartez in the heart of Attack.
Fofana's arrival will also help ease the burden on Silva, who at 36 years old, will not be able to play every game over the course of a long and demanding season. The young Frenchman will be able to learn from the Brazilian veteran and will no doubt benefit from his wealth of experience.
Chelsea fans will be excited to see Fofana in action and will be hoping that he can help the club challenge for silverware in the coming years. The seven-year contract is a clear sign of the club's belief in his potential and they will be hoping that he can develop into a key player for them.
Overall, the signing of David Datro Fofana is a smart piece of business by Chelsea and the seven-year contract shows that the club are planning for the long-term. Fofana has all the tools to succeed at the highest level and Chelsea fans will be hoping to see him flourish at Stamford Bridge.