Chelsea confirm new signing David Datro Fofana and reveal he's signed bumper SEVEN-YEAR contract after £10.5m transfer | The Sun

CHELSEA have completed the £10.5million transfer of David Datro Fofana from Molde.

And the Ivorian's contract lasts until 2029 with the option of a further 12 months.


The Blues announced the transfer at the end of December after agreeing the deal with the Norwegian side.

But now it is all done and Fofana has signed on the dotted line and posed for the customary photos.

The striker, 20, said:  "Hello dear fans, I’m here.

"I’ve arrived well and I’m very happy to sign for the club of my dreams.

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"I’ll see you soon on the pitch, cheers!"

Fofana – whose namesake Wesley signed for Chelsea last summer – has been enjoying a prolific season in Norway, scoring 17 goals in 29 appearances in all competitions.

He joined Molde from Ivorian academy AFAD in February 2021, quickly becoming a star man for his new club.

Fofana scored 24 goals and assisted a further ten in 65 total outings for the Norwegian top-flight outfit.

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Molde have a rich pedigree of producing world class strikers, having previously boasted both Erling Haaland and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer among their ranks.

Fofana primarily plays up front, but has filled in on the right wing on occasion.

Despite his youth, he has already earned two senior caps for Ivory Coast.

Chelsea have a rich pedigree of Ivorian stars, with Didier Drogba arguably their greatest-ever forward.

Fofana is Graham Potter's second Chelsea signing.

Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile joined the Blues on Thursday in a £35m deal.


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