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Brendan Rodgers clarifies Wesley Fofana situation after claims of farewell to Leicester fans

The stopper’s post-match actions gave rise to widespread chatter on Saturday


Leicester City head coach Brendan Rodgers has spoken out over the situation surrounding star defender Wesley Fofana.

Frenchman Fofana’s name has of course found itself back into the headlines once more late on Saturday.

This comes after the 21-year-old set tongues wagging in being spotted applauding and waving to the Leicester faithful on the back of the club’s defeat to Arsenal this afternoon.

Fofana has been hotly tipped to take his talents to Chelsea before the summer is out, with suggestions having therefore inevitably spread that his latest actions came with a view to an imminent Stamford Bridge switch.

Speaking to the media on the back of his side’s defeat at the Emirates, it therefore came as little surprise when the subject was put to the aforementioned Brendan Rodgers.

Leicester’s boss, however, was quick to play down the significance of Fofana’s supporter interactions.

Instead, after revealing that it was he who advised the defender to show his appreciation for the Foxes’ travelling support as Fofana attempted to make his way down the pitch-side tunnel, Rodgers explained:

“You write he’s saying farewell. That’s your story. I think he was giving the fans a clap. I didn’t see it as a farewell. But you need to write what you need to write.”

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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