Brendan Rodgers says Wesley Fofana is not responsible for the statement about attacking Leicester after the move

‘I know where the statement came from and it wasn’t him’: Brendan Rodgers claims Wesley Fofana was NOT to blame for meeting the Leicester boss after sealing his £75m move to Chelsea had as he insists the defender is a ‘good kid’.

  • Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers defended Wesley Fofana following his move
  • Defender Fofana recently completed his £75m move from the Foxes to Chelsea
  • The 21-year-old said the foxes were responsible for “incorrect” comments during the move
  • Rodgers said the statement was not Fofana’s words but was from another party

Brendan Rodgers has defended his former player Wesley Fofana, saying the 21-year-old does not stand behind a statement criticizing Leicester City.

The French defender completed a £75million move to Chelsea earlier this week, claiming the Foxes made “false and misleading statements” ahead of the transfer.

But speaking to BT Sport ahead of Leicester’s game against Manchester United, Leicester manager Rodgers called Fofana a “good kid” and said it was “a shame” how things had ended between the club and the player.

Brendan Rodgers has called Wesley Fofana a

Brendan Rodgers has called Wesley Fofana a “good kid” despite his bitter departure

Rodgers spoke to BT Sport as part of the Leicester build-up against Man United

Rodgers spoke to BT Sport as part of the Leicester build-up against Man United

Rio Ferdinand asked Rodgers, 49, about the challenging rise of player power from a manager’s perspective after Fofana left King Power Stadium.

Rodgers replied, “It’s clearly difficult. I will always defend players, and I will defend Wesley here. There is a lot of noise out there about him and what has been said.

“I never get too emotional with words. I’m trying to see the logic behind it. I know where the statement came from and I know it wasn’t Wesley Fofana.

“This boy is a good boy. We brought him here, nobody really knew him. We gave him a good platform here. He played for us, he was incredible.

Fofana joined Chelsea for £75million and is now part of her side who host West Ham on Saturday

Fofana joined Chelsea for £75million and is now part of her side who host West Ham on Saturday

“We hoped he would stay another year before moving on. He took the opportunity to leave and it’s a shame for us, it’s a shame how it ended.

“But he’s a good guy and I know other influences probably took him out of the club.”

Fofana will be part of the Chelsea squad set to face West Ham this weekend ahead of the start of their Champions League commitments next week.

Meanwhile, Leicester’s game against Man United follows their 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge and faces Sunday’s trip to Brighton.

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