NEWS
Saturday August 15 2020
Lens must meet Fofana asking price

Seko Fofana may well have said that he has ‘chosen Lens’ as his next club, but Udinese won’t let him go for under €20m.

The 25-year-old Ivorian midfielder announced in L’Equipe newspaper this week that he had already picked the next step in his career.

“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.”

However, that is by no means to be taken for granted, because Lens have just been promoted to Ligue 1 and don’t have the biggest transfer budget.

Udinese are holding out for €20m and the Corriere dello Sport insist there will be no discounts.

Fofana is under contract until June 2022, so they are not forced to make a sale, while there is plenty of interest from bigger clubs too.

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