Chelsea have confirmed a deal has been agreed for young Molde striker David Datro Fofana to move to Stamford Bridge in January – but he will be risky signing according to reporter Iomie Stanley
A poor start to the new seasons meant that Thomas Tuchel got the sack and Graham Potter was quickly hired – but his current squad is simply not good enough to compete for that Premier League title.
And now that the World Cup is over – focus can now turn to the opening of the January transfer window just a few days time and the possible arrivals that could be making a move to Stamford Bridge
The Ivory Coast international scored 17 goals and registered a further six assists in 29 Molde appearances during the 2022 campaign – and his performance suggest that he is ready for that next stage of his career.
Italian Journalist Fabrizio Romano has recently admitted that The deal is secured and an agreement has been signed by both parties with a medical scheduled to be taken place this week in London.
Now – Chelsea have opened up and confirmed that a deal has been agreed for the talented Fofana: “Chelsea FC has reached a pre-agreement with Molde FK for the transfer of David Datro Fofana,” read a club statement.
“The 20-year-old striker will join the Blues on 1 January 2023. We look forward to welcoming David to the club!”
But according to pundit Iomie Stanley – it is a massive risk for Chelsea to make to sign the player – he told icfootballnews: ‘Do Chelsea fans even know who this man is?
‘There has been all sorts of speculation about world class players making the move to London – and now this – fans will surely not be happy.
‘Potter needs to sign players that will make a real difference to the squad and we believe that Fofana is not that man, he is impressive, but the Premier League is the best in the world and it takes a certain type of player to succeed.
‘This is a massive risk from Chelsea to make if the reports are true, as we are not so sure that he has enough quality to make much of an impact at Stamford Bridge.
‘But we could be wrong.’