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Who is David Datro Fofana …? What Chelsea fans can anticipate from their likely new signing

Who is David Datro Fofana …? What Chelsea fans can anticipate from their likely new signing

Chelsea is on the verge of signing Molde forward Datro Fofana.

Armando Broja’s season-ending injury has left the Blues in need of striking options, and while they are hoping to add a more experienced option, they appear to have added some young promise to their striker room.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea are “on the verge” of signing a player for more than £8.7 million, and personal details are currently being addressed.

Who is Fofana, though? What should Chelsea fans anticipate from the youngster? We take a look below…

Who is Datro Fofana?

Ivorian striker David Datro Fofana is 19 years old and now plays for Molde.

He is a striker who can also play on the flanks, and he is unrelated to the Chelsea player Wesley Fofana. The youngster is 5 feet 11 inches tall.

David Datro Fofana career so far

Fofana has been a member of Molde since 2021, when he made the move from AFAD.

Fofana has scored 15 goals in 41 league games since moving to Norway, earning a national team call-up and one Ivory Coast cap.

Fofana has scored 21 goals in 37 games in all competitions this season, including four goals in 10 Conference League appearances if the four qualification games are included. Additionally, the forward has recorded seven assists across all competitions.

It’s worth noting that Molde won the Norwegian top division this year, and that their season has ended with a point short of promotion to the Conference League.

David Datro Fofana Fofana’s strengths

Fofana will inevitably be compared to Didier Drogba, given their shared nationality, as is only natural. Fofana is not as physically imposing as Drogba, but he is remarkably strong and can easily withstand opposition.

He is dexterous and nimble on his feet, unafraid to attempt a nut-meg or defeat an opponent straight up. Even though he is not exceptionally tall, he enjoys employing deception and holds the ball up well.

Fofana positions himself well, and he is a threat whether he is playing on the wing or in the middle – he can adjust to both positions. The key caveat is that he has been too excellent for the Norwegian top division for some time, and the Premier League will be a different test, especially for a 19-year-old who is unlikely to start immediately.

Who is David Datro Fofana …? What Chelsea fans can anticipate from their likely new signing

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