Rodgers gets tough with rival clubs eyeing Leicester talent

Brendan Rogers, Manager of Leicester City (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Brendan Rogers, Manager of Leicester City (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) /
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Brendan Rogers, Manager of Leicester City (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) /

We’ve come to expect the selling off of Leicester City’s top talents in any transfer window, and the last couple of weeks have been no different. Newcastle United are rumoured to have bid in the region of forty-million pounds for James Maddison and Chelsea are eyeing up a swoop for our favourite centre-back Wesley Fofana.

It’s easy to see why they would want to see either of them on their squad list with the foxes’ No.10 racking up twelve goals and eight assists last season and Fofana hitting the ground running after being out for most of the season with a broken leg. However, if they want them to touch pen to paper and sign they will need to pay good money for it.

Brendan Rodgers has stated that the pair are “not for sale”, which offers some comfort as the city’s opening Premier League fixture is just days away. Some fans believe that the Blues and the Magpies have spotted a weakness they can exploit with finances appearing tight at King Power Stadium.

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After seeing stars leave in the past it is understandable why fans are nervous, but the Foxes boss doesn’t seem too fazed by the rumours and speculation surrounding his players, when asked on Monday about Wesley Fofana’s future he said “I’ve had long chats with him. He’s really happy here”.

If Rodgers’ men are to have any hopes of pulling off a top-six finish this season we will need all of our key players on top form. With players returning from injury and hopefully avoiding another injury crisis like we saw last season City are capable of rubbing shoulders with the ‘big six’ and fighting for a place in Europe.

When you have such a talented squad it is normal for rumours to develop but we should have faith and trust that the team will come out fighting when it matters most. It was always more important for Leicester to keep hold of what quality players we have than to bring in new faces, although a shiny new winger was pretty high up on most fans’ wish lists including mine.

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Inevitably, players will eventually want to move on, especially if they are approached by a European giant. But until then we can enjoy watching them attempt to bring glory to Filbert Way.