Leicester player calls rumours of his supposed transfer fake news

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A Leicester City player calls rumours of his supposed upcoming transfer fake news, following multiple reports of him leaving the Foxes imminently.

I must apologise as you Foxes fans are getting my thoughts on this specific statement and possible ramifications slightly later than usual, because I’ve been away. So, without further pleasantries, let’s get right to it!

Rachid Ghezzal is almost a certainty to leave the east Midlands outfit this summer. Any Leicester supporter even remotely in the know, or who follows news and discussions ever so slightly will know that. Essentially things haven’t gone to plan for the Algerian on Filbert Way. He was obviously an error of a signing; and possibly one who was given a chance due to his countryman, Riyad Mahrez, being an exceptional talent.

Regardless of this, Ghezzal has made am accusation that few footballers do: labelling specific sports media reports about his impending departure to certain clubs as spurious. I must admit, I almost spat my morning orange juice out when I saw the headline last week, thanks to a reminder of Donald Trump.

What did Ghezzal say, you ask? Well, we have to consult Sport Witness for that information; the wingman told French reporters that a rumour connecting him with a switch to Lyon was unfounded:

“I saw in the press and on social media that the [Lyon] rumour was doing the round, but it’s more fake news than news.”

– Rachid Ghezzal

Will Leicester City winger be sold in off-season?

Yes, Ghezzal is an considered as a definite sale option for Leicester this summer; the question is which club wants him. He has performed superbly in France, so my guess is that the Algeria international will remain in Ligue 1.