Fofana hits out at Brendan Rodgers as he quits Leicester for Chelsea

Wesley Fofana has bit back at Brendan Rodgers in an extraordinary social media post after quitting Leicester for Chelsea.

The French defender joined the Blues for a £69.5million fee on Wednesday, signing a seven-year contract with Thomas Tuchel‘s side.

And after Foxes boss Rodgers questioned Fofana’s ‘commitment’, ‘focus’ and ‘behaviour’, the 21-year-old hit out at the Northern Irishman in a sensational and explosive statement.

His statement reads: ‘It’s time to say goodbye. During these two seasons here, I have probably experienced the most intense moments of my young football career. I have grown as a player but also as a man.

‘Thank you to you, Foxes fan(s), for your kindness and your constant support, even in the moments you were led to believe I didn’t respect the club. I will never forget how we vibrated, exulted or cried, together… I will never forget you.

‘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.

‘I didn’t want to damage the image of the institution and I chose to take it rather than answer. I thank the coach who has always appreciated me, even if he chose to expose me a lot lately.’

Rodgers, who banished Fofana to train with the club’s youth side as punishment for missing training, had said his handling of the saga is different from the ‘immaculate’ behaviour of Harry Maguire before his £80m move to Man United three years ago.



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