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Seko Fofana named one of Ligue 1’s breakthrough players. [France Football]

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City youngster Seko Fofana has enjoyed a good season on loan at SC Bastia and his performances have been recognised by France Football. Fofana has been named one of eleven breakthrough players by the magazine, considered one of the most reputable sports publications in Europe.

Fofana has ‘quietly but surely’ earned his place in the Bastia midfield, despite tough competition from veterans Yannick Cahuzac and Mehdi Mostefa. France Football says the former France youth international has ‘rarely disappointed’ in his 32 Ligue 1 appearances. The only blemish on a solid season was this moment of madness that earned him a red card and suspension.

Primarily used in a holding role, Fofana has averaged 1.4 tackles and 1.1 interceptions per game for Bastia, with an impressive pass accuracy of 86.1%. He’s also chipped in with a goal and two assists in a campaign that saw the Corsican club finish in 10th place.

With the season now over, Fofana may get a chance to impress Pep Guardiola during the summer, after which it’ll be decided whether he stays, leaves on loan, or even permanently. At the age of 21, a decision on his long-term future is likely to be made soon by City.

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