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Sport Rudkin must do everything to keep “colossal” £19k-p/w Leicester beast despite interest – opinion

19:30  17 april  2021
19:30  17 april  2021 Source:   footballfancast.com

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a man with a football ball: Leicester City's Wesley Fofana © Provided by Football FanCast Leicester City's Wesley Fofana

Having sold Harry Maguire to Manchester United just under two years ago, Leicester City could be set to lose another defender to the Red Devils.

According to Foot Mercato, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in centre-back Wesley Fofana, with reports suggesting that “first contacts” have already been made over a potential deal.

Despite the Foxes having coped very well with the departure of Maguire in 2019, Leicester and Jon Rudkin must this time ensure that they keep their defender at the club instead of doing business with the Red Devils.

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Since arriving at the King Power Stadium only last summer from Saint-Etienne, the young Frenchman has impressed greatly. He has made 29 appearances in all competitions so far for Leicester, helping the Foxes to keep 11 clean sheets.

In fact, his defensive numbers are already among the best at the club. According to WhoScored, Fofana racks up two tackles, 2.4 interceptions and 3.8 clearances per match in the Premier League – no other centre-back at Leicester can better him for any of those statistics.

It is such consistent form which has seen him earn praise from Leicester boss Rodgers, who has labelled the defender – who earns just over £19,000 per week with the club – as “colossal”.

In fact, Fofana’s impact on the team is quite tangible. With the defender in the line-up, Leicester have accumulated a highly respectable 58% win rate in all competitions. Without him, this drops considerably to 45%.

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Whilst his presence in the team is certainly not a deciding factor behind Leicester’s chances of success, it would likely hinder it, so selling him to a potential rival for a top four position would be nonsensical at the current time.

Fofana’s sale would also be baffling considering the complexion of the squad Rodgers has at his disposal. Both Jonny Evans and Wes Morgan are on the wrong side of 30, so Fofana assembles a promising and competent defensive pairing with Caglar Soyuncu which could prove to be crucial for the East Midlanders’ future.

Leicester must resist the urge to sell, not allowing the Red Devils to swoop for another of their key defenders like they did with Maguire.

AND in more news, the Foxes could grant Rodgers’ wish with this AC Milan starlet…

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