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Leicester sign defender Faes as replacement for Fofana

Soccer Football – Ligue 1 – Olympique de Marseille v Reims – Orange Velodrome, Marseille, France – August 7, 2022 Olympique de Marseille’s Arkadiusz Milik in action with Stade de Reims’ Wout Faes REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Files

(Reuters) – Leicester City have signed Belgium defender Wout Faes from French club Stade de Reims on a five-year-deal, subject to international clearance, the Premier League club announced on Thursday’s transfer deadline day.

Faes, who was named Reims’ player of the season for 2021-22, will join Leicester as a replacement for Wesley Fofana, who moved to Chelsea this week.

The 24-year-old made his debut for Belgium in the Nations League in June this year.

Faes is Leicester’s second summer signing after they signed Alex Smithies as a backup goalkeeper on a free transfer.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)