Official | Leicester sign Wout Faes from Reims

Leicester have signed Belgian defender Wout Faes from Reims on a five-year deal.

With Wesley Fofana leaving the English club to sign for Chelsea, they quickly picked out Faes as their ideal replacement for the Frenchman.

The 24-year-old played in Ligue 1 for two seasons after joining from Pro League side Oostende, and impressed with his performances in France.

Those performances have now earned him a dream move, with Reims allowing him to join Leicester after rejecting approaches from Torino earlier in the summer.

“It’s an amazing feeling; it’s not sunk in yet,” he told the club website.

“This is the dream step in my career and I’m very happy to be here. 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 per cent to help the team.”


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