Leicester snap up Mali's Wague

Leicester snap up Mali's Wague
Molla Wague of Mali challenged by Luwaga Kizoto of Uganda during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Uganda and Mali at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 25 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Feb 02, 2017. 12:30

As the January transfer window came to a close on Monday, Leicester City signed Malian defender Molla Wague from Udinese.

The defender will join the Foxes on loan from the Italian Serie A giants as Claudio Ranieri wants to bolster his defence.

Reports indicate that the Eagles international centre-back has an option of making the deal a permanent one at King Power Stadium.


Wague is reportedly making his switch to the English Premier League reigning champions from Udinese with the consent of his Spanish parent club, Granada CF.

The 25-year-old becomes the club's second addition in 2017 after the arrival of midfielder Wilfred Ndidi earlier in January.

Ranieri's men are fresh from their 12th defeat in their EPL campaign at Burnley on Tuesday and are in 16th place.

Wague also represented the Malian side at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon as they crashed out in the group stages.

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