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Leicester sign Wout Faes as Fofana replacement



Wout Faes joins Leicester City from Reims on transfer deadline day

Leicester City have signed defender Wout Faes from French club Reims.

The 24-year-old comes in as a replacement for Wesley Fofana, who joined Chelsea for about £70m on Wednesday.

Faes has joined on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee, with the move subject to international clearance.

“It’s an amazing feeling – it’s not sunk in yet. This is the dream step in my career and I’m very happy to be here,” said Faes.


“I’m progressing year after year, and I hope to continue doing the same here.

“All the facilities and knowledge is here to help me to get even better. I will have to work hard, but I will give 100% to help the team.”

Faes, who came through the ranks at Anderlecht, signed for Ligue 1 club Reims in 2020 and made three appearances for the club this season.

He played 37 league games for them last season – scoring four goals – as they finished 12th in the league.

Wout Faes has one cap for Belgium, as a substitute in a Nations League game against Poland in June.

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