On Tuesday, AS Saint-Etienne officially extended the contract of promising young central defender Wesley Fofana through to 2024.
AS Saint-Etienne youngster Wesley Fofana has extended his contract, which is good news for AS Saint-Etienne. Initially linked to ASSE until 2022, the Marseille native has signed a new deal through to 2024.
After making his Ligue 1 Conforama debut last season against OGC Nice (18 May 2019), the defender has grown in stature - especially so since the arrival of Claude Puel at the helm of Les Verts. Fofana, 19, has played 14 matches in Ligue 1 Conforama this season.
'Wesley has enormous potential'
"I am very happy to extend my adventure with the club whose youth academy I came up through. It is a sign of confidence on the part of ASSE," Fofana declared in a statement on his club's official website. "I've had a wonderful time over the last few months and I've had the opportunity to discover the highest level with the senior squad. I now aspire to continue my ascent and intend to devote myself 100% to the team."
Music to the ears of coach Claude Puel."Wesley has enormous potential with the state of mind of a competitor," said the notoriously competitive Sainté boss before letting his charge know there is plenty of work left to do. "But he needs to make further progress in terms of consistency and concentration."