Chelsea fly Wesley Fofana to US for medical ahead of £70m transfer ‘with owner wanting assurances over injury record’
CHELSEA reportedly flew Wesley Fofana to the US for his medical to ease club owner Todd Boehly’s concerns over the defender’s injury record.
Fofana is on the cusp of completing a £70million plus hefty add-ons switch to the Blues from Leicester.
The 21-year-old agreed personal terms on a contract that will see him remain at Stamford Bridge until 2028.
His transfer to West London was in doubt due to the Foxes’ reluctance to sell him before they finally wilted last week.
And he’ll be unveiled as a Chelsea player once the results of his medical are confirmed. But Blues owner Boehly demanded Fofana’s health examination took place in the States to make sure the defender’s in good stead before paying Leicester his exorbitant fee, the Athletic reported.
Boehly’s concerns over Fofana’s health stem from the amount of time he spent injured last season.
Fofana missed that chance to take part in France’s U21 European Championships campaign after damaging his hamstring while playing for Leicester in May last year.
He was subsequently ruled out for a large chunk of the Premier League season due to a leg injury a few months after, in the Foxes’ friendly match against Villarreal.
And Boehly doesn’t want Fofana to bring his injury woes to Stamford Bridge with him.