Friday August 14 2020
Fofana: 'I have chosen Lens'

Udinese midfielder Seko Fofana has confirmed he wants to join RC Lens in Ligue 1. ‘I hope the two clubs can reach an agreement soon.’

The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international, born and raised in France, had already stated he would be leaving Udinese this summer.

He joined from Manchester City for €3.5m in 2016 and played 119 games for the Friulani, scoring 13 goals with 12 assists.

“I am very interested in this opportunity, spoke to the Lens directors and also several players, such as Leca and Cahuzac,” Fofana told L’Equipe.

“They convinced me straight away. I received many offers, but my choice was immediate. I asked myself what I really wanted and that was a return to France.

“I watched a few Lens games and want to bring my experience to this club. I can only thank Udinese, as I had four great years there and we were able to secure Serie A safety.

“I hope the two clubs can reach an agreement soon. My choice has been made and I choose Lens.”

Udinese want at least €20m for Fofana, who had also been linked with Juventus, Inter and several Premier League teams.

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