Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed why he dropped two key players. Wesley Fofana and Youri Tielemans in the Premier League clash with Southampton last night.
Brendan Rodgers insists Wesley Fofana and Youri Tielemans are not in the mood to feature in Leicester City ‘s home game. Southampton Last night (Saturday 20 August 2022) as they were still linked with a move away from the club. The pair started inlast weekend’s defeat to Arsenal . But most recently, Fofana was not named in the team while Telemans was only a substitute.
Chelsea keen to sign Fofana But two offers for the defender were turned down, while Arsenal have long been linked with Telemans. And Rodgers eliminating them from the squad further underscores the trend of a move away from the club before the end of the transfer window this summer. Asked about the changes to his squad, Rodgers told Sky Sports : “One, a change in the system and two… as I said during this week. We are entering the Premier League and maybe we have players who are not in the mood to be ready.
Not surprisingly, Fofana was not involved in this game with the Saints after. Asked to be cut from the squad earlier this week , the 21-year-old is keen on a move to Chelsea but Leicester have yet to agree an offer of around £80m for the striker. this french When asked how the situation affects the preparations for the start of the season. Rodgers said that “I would not deny this. It’s always a difficult time. Your season is starting You’re trying to focus on it. And you spent the summer building this powerful group, but then there was a lot of speculation.” “These are boys. And this is the first time they’ve had this kind of experience with someone. may be difficult But the idea is to keep the group focused. As soon as the football market ends Everything is over.”
For that Fofana Discussed to sit and watch the game that his team lost. Southampton 2-1 in the hosts’ stand at the King Power Stadium with his girlfriend. By also signing autographs and taking pictures with fans as well, when Rodgers Asked by the press about the future of Fofana and Tielemans, he replied, “I don’t know.” “There are 2-3 offers for some players. But there is nowhere near the club’s valuation.” “They are not for sale. Few weeks left I don’t know what will happen.”
Fofana had no reaction. When team-mate James Maddison scored, Leicester City took the lead in the second half. The defender has made 52 appearances for Leicester since joining from Saint-Etienne in 2020. Leicester are likely to make a huge profit from the £30m they paid for the star. Kick this Frenchman However, they still do not want to sell him this UFABET summer.