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Rodgers hits out at Fofana’s representatives for ‘cheap’ parting shots

Wesley Fofana and Brendan Rodgers
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The former Leicester City star criticised his former boss in a message after joining Chelsea.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has reacted to Wesley Fofana’s farewell message after leaving the club for Chelsea.

Rodgers excluded the centre-back from his Leicester squad in his final weeks at the club. 

Following his £70m transfer to Chelsea, the Frenchman criticised his former boss for ‘choosing to expose’ him during the negotiations process. 

Asked about his feelings over Fofana’s comments, Rodgers responded: “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.

“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.”

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What has Fofana said?

Fofana remained silent during his lengthy transfer saga while Rodgers gave occasional updates on the negotiations. 

The Frenchman also spent his final days at the King Power Stadium outside the Foxes’ squad.

“I chose not to communicate during this transfer window despite all the criticism and all the often false and misleading comments, even when they were coming from the club, I understood and I learned,” Fofana wrote on Instagram.

“I didn’t want to damage the image of the institution and I chose to take it rather than answer. I thank Top [Leicester chairman, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha] for his understanding, 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.”

Fofana will have a chance to make his Chelsea debut when they face West Ham on Saturday.