Wesley Fofana news: Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers’ has criticized whoever wrote the French defender’s farewell message after he sealed a move to Chelsea from the Foxes.
Fofana joined Chelsea in the recently closed summer transfer window. Leicester City were reluctant to let Fofana leave the club for Chelsea. The Foxes had rejected Chelsea’s first three bids for Fofana.
Leicester, however, eventually gave into Fofana’s wish to leave for Chelsea, accepting the Blues’ fourth offer. Chelsea have signed Fofana in a deal worth £75m.
The 21-year-old centre-back has signed a long-term contract with Chelsea. He put pen to paper on a seven-year deal, which would see him stay at the Stamford Bridge outfit at least until 2029.
Wesley Fofana news: Brendan Rodgers criticizes whoever wrote the Frenchman’s farewell message for taking cheap shot
Fofana posted a goodbye message to Leicester City fans after sealing his move to Chelsea. The post also took an aim at Leicester City manager Rodgers. A part of the statement read: “thanks to the managers, to the coach who has always appreciated me, even if he chose to expose me a lot lately… I got it, coach”.
Rodgers has now criticized whoever wrote that message, saying it was a ‘cheap shot’ from Fofana’s entourage.
“I would say the post didn’t come from Wesley. I know that for sure because of my experiences, where I had a message from Wesley,” Rodgers said, reacting to the goodbye message Fofana posted.
He added: “The post is a cheap shot towards the end from people, rather than him. The kid is a great lad. I’m not happy he has left because I’ve lost a top player. I’m not going to sit here and destroy a young lad when I know really where the message has come from.”
Meanwhile, Leicester City have not had the start they wanted, with the club languishing at the bottom of the Premier League points table.
Leicester kicked off their Premier League 22/23 campaign with a 2-2 draw to Brentford. That’s the only point they have earned so far this season. They have lost the four games they have played since.
Leicester suffered a 4-2 defeat at the hands of current league leaders Arsenal in their second game of the season. The Foxes then succumbed to a 1-2 defeat to Southampton in their next game.
Leicester then fell to another 1-2 defeat, this time to Chelsea, in their next game in the English top-flight. The East Midlands outfit tasted another defeat when they took Man Utd in their next game, with the Red Devils securing a 1-0 win.