Former Man City player Rodney Marsh has urged the club to move for new Leicester City signing Wesley Fofana.
The 19-year-old joined Leicester this summer from Ligue 1 side Saint-Ettiene. He put pen-to-paper on a five-year contract in a deal that was worth around £30m.
Fofana was brought in as a long-term project for Leicester, and he was not expected to play right away. Yet with Caglar Soyuncu out injured, Brendan Rodgers was forced to bring Fofana in earlier than planned.
He has made seven appearances for Leicester, and he has not put a foot wrong so far. The centre-back has been a big part of the Foxes’ great start in the league. They sit top of the Premier League after eight games.
Man City have had a busy summer themselves, signing Ruben Diaz and Nathan Ake to bolster their defensive armoury.
But Marsh recently took to Twitter to urge the club to sign Fofana in a cash plus player deal:
“Watched Fofana 6/7 times… Man City should bid £75 million… Plus John Stones.”
In a recent interview, as cited by Lincolnshire Live, Rodgers admitted that Fofana’s consistency has surprised him:
“We knew he was a top player for someone so young, and when we spoke to people out there and seeing all the clips, you could see he has anticipation as a defender, he has speed, he has aggression, he defends forward, so all the attributes we like here.
“I think the surprising thing is that if you look at the seven games he’s played and the level of the teams we’ve played, and the consistent run of games, how he’s coped with that. He’s absolutely colossal for a young guy.”
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