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Leicester defender Wesley Fofana signs new five-year deal with Foxes

The 21-year-old has not played this season after suffering a serious injury during a pre-season friendly.

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Wesley Fofana has signed a new contract with Leicester (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

Wesley Fofana has signed a new contract with Leicester (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

Wesley Fofana has signed a new contract with Leicester (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

French defender Wesley Fofana has signed a new five-year contract with Leicester, the Premier League club have announced.

The 21-year-old has not played a single game this season after breaking his leg and suffering ankle ligament damage during a pre-season friendly last summer.

Yet as he nears a return to action, the Foxes have rewarded him for an impressive first campaign at the club following his ยฃ30million move from St Etienne in 2020.

Fofana made 38 appearances in all competitions for Brendan Rodgersโ€™ men last term, including their FA Cup final victory over Chelsea at Wembley.

โ€œIโ€™m really happy to sign a new contract,โ€ Fofana told LCFC TV. โ€œIt shows the club have confidence in me offering me a contract to 2027.

โ€œIโ€™m really happy to be here. Itโ€™s my club, I love the fans, so Iโ€™m really happy and really looking forward to being back playing.

โ€œWe have a great team and are continuing to progress, with a desire to win more trophies. Thatโ€™s why I have committed my future to the club.โ€

Fofana returned to training last month and reports suggest he could be involved in the squad for Thursdayโ€™s Europa Conference League last-16 first-leg clash against Rennes at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester, meanwhile, have been fined ยฃ4,137 (5,000 euros) by European governing body UEFA after a fan ran onto the pitch during their 4-1 home win over Randers in the previous round last month.

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