Former Leicester City striker Brian Deane has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that his old club are in a position to demand any fee for Wesley Fofana.
Fofana has been one of the success stories of the season for Leicester after joining from Saint-Etienne last October.
The young defender has been a rock at the back, ranking near the top for interceptions made per league game in Brendan Rodgers’ squad (via WhoScored), and is now seemingly attracting interest.
According to Grand Hotel Calciomercato (via Sport Witness), Manchester United are keen on signing a new centre-back this summer and have identified Fofana as a potential target.
Deane, however, has warned the Red Devils and any other potential suitors that Leicester are under no pressure to sell and can demand whatever they want for the player.
Speaking exclusively to FFC about the reported interest in Fofana, the retired forward said:
“I think Leicester can demand whatever they want for him because they’re in no rush to sell. If you want one of their players and he’s not on the market, then you have to pay a premium, so they’d have to be looking at that [Harry Maguire] money.”
Fofana joined Leicester in a deal that could reportedly rise to £30m. Bearing that in mind, and the season he has had, you would expect the Foxes to demand the kind of fee that would scare clubs off.