Man United legend Paul Scholes has urged his old club side to go all out to sign Leicester City centre-back Wesley Fofana. U21 France international joined the Foxes during last year’s summer transfer window after making a £32m switch from Ligue 1 side Saint Etienne.
Since his arrival in England’s top-flight, Wesley is quickly emerging as one of the league’s brightest talents. Fofana has already started 12 PL games under Brendan Rogers as he continues to develop his impressive partnership with Jonny Evans.
The 20-year-old centre-back’s inspired form has helped Leicester City emerge as outsiders to lift the PL for the second time in six campaigns. Ahead of Sunday’s mouth-watering clash which will see league leaders Red Devils travel to defending champions and arch-rivals Liverpool, Scholes has hailed the French defender.
“As a back-four, I worry about how good they really are,” Scholes said. “At full-back, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is just about defending, which is fine for a game at Liverpool, but I’m not sure what Luke Shaw brings to the team.
“In the middle, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has to find Harry Maguire’s best partner. Eric Bailly has pace, but he is rash and picks up too many injuries. If I was Ole and could sign a defender this month, I’d go for Wesley Fofana at Leicester.”
Given the fact Wesley only joined Leicester City six-months ago and has a contract at the King Power until 2025, it is extremely unlikely the Foxes will sanction a move so soon. However, one thing is for sure, Wesley is attracting the attention of some of the sport’s most respected stars, both past and present.