Wesley Fofana: Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers calls ex-defender’s social media post a ‘cheap shot’

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers (left) and former Foxes defender Wesley Fofana (second left)
Brendan Rodgers (left) and former Foxes defender Wesley Fofana (second left) rejoice through their time together at Leicester City

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has criticised Wesley Fofana’s camp for a “low-cost shot” subsequent the defender’s £70m shift to Chelsea.

In a social media article, Frenchman Fofana accused the Foxes of issuing “phony and misleading responses” in the course of his protracted change.

“I would say the post failed to appear from Wesley,” claimed Rodgers.

“I know that for certain mainly because of my activities, exactly where I experienced a information from Wesley.”

Fofana was left out of Leicester’s squad for their Premier League matches in opposition to Southampton and Chelsea in August, as reports of fascination from Stamford Bridge emerged.

The 21-calendar year-old was also left out of Leicester’s squad for their Carabao Cup get over Stockport County, with Rodgers saying his then-participant experienced not turned up to education.

In a publish on Fofana’s social media soon after signing a seven-year agreement with Chelsea, it stated: “Thanks to the supervisors, to the coach who has generally appreciated me, even if he selected to expose me a whole lot these days.”

Bur Rodgers added: “The publish is a inexpensive shot toward the end from men and women, relatively than him.

“The child is a excellent lad. I am not pleased he has left since I’ve lost a top player.

“I’m not going to sit in this article and ruin a younger lad when I know definitely where by the information has occur from. We are unfortunate he has absent, we wish him all the most effective and we will move on.”

Fofana only manufactured seven appearances for Leicester final season immediately after breaking his leg.

“I never ever get too emotional with terms. Wesley was exposed to a club when pretty handful of people knew who he was,” stated Rodgers.

“We brought him below as a 19-12 months-previous, put him in the crew, his profile went all over the world and he was unquestionably good.

“He acquired injured, the club could have been exposed but they weren’t, appeared after him, gave him a new deal and his agent would have done actually very well as properly.

“We felt he was heading to be below. I felt he needed to be listed here, but the match modifications.”

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