Burnley have confirmed the acquisition of Ivorian player David Datro Fofana from Chelsea on a short term loan deal.
A statement on the club’s official website confirmed: “Burnley are pleased to confirm the signing of forward David Datro Fofana who joins on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season subject to approval from the Premier League and FA.
“The Ivory Coast international spent the first half of the 2023-24 campaign on loan at Union Berlin in the Bundesliga, where Fofana made 17 appearances which included a goal against Napoli in the UEFA Champions League. The 21-year-old now becomes Vincent Kompany’s first signing of the January transfer window.”
After joining, Fofana said: “It feels very good to be here, I’m really happy. I think it will be a really good place for me to progress and it’s the perfect move for me.
“To work with Vincent Kompany will be very good. I have seen a couple of games already and I think this is the right place for me to make the next steps.
“I have known about Burnley for a long time, they have been in the Premier League before this season and the champions last year and I’m now looking forward to being a part of this team.”
Born in the town of Ouragahio of Ivory Coast, Fofana spent his academy days with Ivorian side Abidjan City before joining AFAD where he earnt a move to Norwegian top-flight club Molde in 2021.
After scoring 24 goals in less than two seasons in Scandinavia, Fofana then made the switch to the Premier League and Chelsea in January of 2023.