According to reports, Leicester City centre-back Wesley Fofana is set to return back in training in February. The French centre-half picked up an ankle ligaments injury following an horrible tackle from Villarreal forward Fer Nino in the club’s final pre-season friendly.
Wesley Fofana enjoyed a stellar first season at Leicester City. He played a massive part in the FA Cup triumph for the foxes. He established himself as one of the best center-halves in the Premier League. The French defender made 38 appearances in all competitions for Leicester City last term. (stats via Tranfermarkt)
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers suggested that the centre-back could be back for the new year. But the French international is still expected to be out until February. But he is back on the training pitch with the rehabilitation team.
Brendan Rodgers offers Fofana injury update
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers in his recent press conference talking about Wesley Fofana’s return from injury said:
“We’re hoping at some point in February,”
“It’s just trying to be careful with Wesley, we can’t be rushing him.”
“He looks really good out on the field. He’s been out with the sports scientists and rehabilitation team. As you can imagine as a young player, he’s champing at the bit to get back.”
Manchester City, Chelsea and Newcastle United all interested in Fofana
Despite the injury setback, Wesley Fofana has drawn major interest from many Premier League clubs. Clubs like Chelsea, Manchester City and Newcastle United are all interested in the service of the French centre-back.
Last season Wesley Fofana averaged 1.6 tackles, 2.2 interceptions, 0.6 blocks per game in the Premier League. On top of that, he averaged 3.3 clearances per game. He also managed 86.4% pass accuracy in the Premier League last term. (stats via WhoScored)
Leicester paid a fee reportedly worth around £30m for Fofana last summer and can expect a considerable profit. Leicester are well known for buying talented players for cheap and developing them, then sell them for massive transfer fees. We can expect the same in this situation.
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