22-year-old attacker Fousseni Diabaté has signed for Premier League side Leicester City this morning on a 4.5 year deal for a fee between €3.5m and €5m from Gazelec Ajaccio, according to L’Équipe.
Diabaté had the following to say to the French newspaper:
“This autumn, I was disappointed that Rennes’ interest in me did not become concrete after there was a change at board level. But when my agent Yacine Ayad spoke to me about interest from Leicester, that immediately made me excited and today a dream is coming true. I want to thank my mother who has always supported me despite my different challenges, my agents for their confidence in me and also the representatives at Gazélec who gave me my first professional contract.”