Leicester fans react as Newcastle reportedly open talks to sign Wesley Fofana
Leicester star Wesley Fofana has reportedly been the subject of talks with Newcastle over a potential move north – and Leicester fans have responded.
Fofana, 20, is on the sidelines with a long-term ligament injury. Sustaining the issue in pre-season, he underwent surgery to fix the problem.
The injury is expected to keep Fofana out until the new year. But Newcastle are planning to sign the impressive defender, and have opened talks.
The Toon’s new owners are said to have staged talks with Fofana’s entourage – and have informed Leicester they will be making a bid.
However, that bid is only expected to surface when Fofana is fit enough to pass a medical. The January transfer window could be that time.
Fofana to Newcastle: What do Leicester fans think?
Clearly, Fofana is thought of very highly at Leicester after a brilliant first season in which the £19k-a-week (Spotrac) defender played 38 times.
Leicester do have options at centre-back other than Fofana. But Caglar Soyuncu is struggling to live up to his early potential, making mistakes.
Jonny Evans is excellent, but the Northern Ireland international is now 33 years of age. Jannik Vestergaard has been average since joining Leicester.
Leicester miss Fofana due to his injury, so for Newcastle to be interested has prompted plenty of Foxes to laugh off a potential move to Tyneside.
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