Senior Fox who didn't get on with Maresca may want to stay amid defender's confession

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Foxes of Leicester offer insight into an unnerving recent confession from Leicester City defender Wout Faes. Was the statement necessary, what does it mean and what's next for the Belgium international?

Senior Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho supposedly didn't have a good relationship with now departed manager Enzo Maresca. Will the Nigerian change his mind and want to stay after all? FoL opine on the complex matter.

Wout Faes basically confirms he's open to Leicester City exit

While Faes is satisfied with an impressive previous season's achievements, he hasn't ruled out leaving the Foxes, again. He made similar comments last summer when the whole club was in unfortunate limbo. But ultimately the centrehalf carried on at LCFC and played a big part in the successful promotion campaign.

I presumed Faes was grateful, loyal and content at LCFC after staying to fight in the Championship. Players like James Maddison and Youri Tielemans jumped ship fast, yet the centrehalf remained a Fox when the east Midlands team needed him the most.

If Faes does eventually go out of the door, I don't think it is a disaster for City. The loss of more important and qualified stars would be far more detrimental. I won't list names, and not all of them play in the same position.

I do, however, rate the 26-year-old and believe he'd be better in the squad than out if it. Although, Faes did struggle in the Premier League at points in 2022/23. Is the Belgian now angling to leave or court a bigger club following a revealing interview? Let's take a look at his quote:

"You never know how it can happen in football. If I play a good Euros, things can happen very quickly."

Foxes forward Kelechi Iheanacho didn't get on with Enzo Maresca - report

It has been widely claimed that Iheanacho, whose Leicester contract expires this summer, will soon depart the King Power club for nothing. He would be quite the free transfer for similar outfits to the Foxes should he in fact move on from Leicestershire.

The Nigeria National Team representative was not favoured under former City gaffer Enzo Maresca. As the season grew on, Iheanacho's minutes diminished almost altogether. So speculation of an eventual switch to a fresh club was wholly unsurprising.

Suggestions of a possible rift between Iheanacho and Maresca have also arisen of late. Sources in his home country state the ex-Manchester City man didn't get along with the Italian, who is incidentally formerly of the Citizens too.

The latter was said to be overbearing and demanded worship from the striker. Now that Maresca has gone, will Iheanacho wish to stay at LCFC? In my opinion, something new for all involved is probably best.