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Leicester City’s centre back Wesley Fofana has admitted that he would love to play for Real Madrid before his career comes to an end, adding that the club is the biggest in the world.

This is in response to transfer speculations linking him to real Madrid last summer.

Fofana is one of the most promising defenders in the Premier League and is currently under contract at the King Power stadium until 2025, being valued at a figure around €40m.

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A nasty fibula fracture in the pre-season friendly tie against Villarreal prevented Real from making a move for the Frenchman.

The 20-year-old has been exceptional in defense for Leicester, since arriving from French side Saint-Etienne in 2020, attracting interest from Real.

“Rumours of a move to Real Madrid? It’s an honour,” Fofana said.

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“Real Madrid are the club of my dreams. They’re the biggest club in the world and my dream is to play there one day.”

Even so, it is unlikely that Fofana will be back in action for Leicester before 2022, and the Spanish giants will have to wait till he is fit to re-evaluate whether he is still a good fit for them

Carlo Ancelotti’s side is looking forward to a massive squad rebuild after losing both Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane last summer.

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Apart from Fofana, they are also on the look out for other options like Villarreal’s Pau Torres and Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, while Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger has been rumoured as a  potential target in recent times.

Los Blancos have a couple of options at the back. David Alaba is a permanent starter when fit and the club is looking for someone to pair up with the Austrian and create a solid partnership. It seems that they are not ready to give the role to either of Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez or young Jesus Vallejo.

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Expert issues ‘shock’ verdict on Ricardo Pereira comeback date

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Expert issues 'shock' verdict on Ricardo Pereira comeback date

Despite a broken leg, Leicester City’s Ricardo Pereira might be out for as little as “six to eight weeks.”

According to Ben Dinnery, who operates the Premier Injuries website and has a background in medical and data analysis, this is the case.

In last Wednesday’s League Cup match at Anfield, Tyler Morton, 19, of Liverpool, avoided a red card for his rash challenge on Ricardo Pereira.

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As reported by The Sun last Sunday (26 December), Brendan Rodgers stated that Pereira had a “fractured fibula” as a result of the challenge.

It was the right-first back’s game back following a 12-match layoff due to a hamstring injury.

But, as Dinnery says, Pereira’s injury isn’t as serious as the average person may think.

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“We say broken leg and think it’s always long-term, but it shocks some people to know that’s not always true,” he told Football Insider‘s, Adam Williams.

“It’s a fractured fibula, so it’s non-weight-bearing. He isn’t exactly pain-free but on the scale of injuries, it isn’t too serious.

“There have been examples of players returning in four or five weeks. I would suggest in this instance that it is more likely to be six to eight weeks.

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“If we were looking at an ACL then it’s a significant amount of time on the sidelines, so he’ll be grateful it isn’t that.

“I’m not aware of any plans for surgery, so we can assume that it is non-displaced and doesn’t need any fixation.”

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To Lineker’s relief, Patson Daka can perfectly fill Vardy’s shoes

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Gary Lineker, like almost everybody else was worried that in Vardy’s absence, Leicester City would struggle to get goals and points. He admitted himself, “…before, without Vardy, you think: ‘Blimey, we are going to really struggle.”

But those worries are out through the window now, as Brendan Rodgers’ side seem to have found the right choice should Jaime run out of form or get injured. 23-year old Zambian, Patson Daka, sealed The Foxes’ win over Man United, then scored four times when his side thrashed Spartak Moscow in last week’s Europa League meet.

The Zambian is a needed relief for Gary, who now has less fears about his former team’s striking force. “…and it does look like they now have someone to line up as a replacement for Vardy,” Lineker said about Daka and Leicester.

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Gary praised Rodgers’ signings, terming certain players as great, and talents. “Generally, the recruitment has been just wonderful. According to the former England striker, one of Leicester’s latest signees, James Justin would have played for England had it not been for an injury.

Since getting back into the top flight League, then winning the title in 2015-2016, the Foxes have highly relied on Vardy as their main attacker, and his absence have most times landed the team in a tough sport.

But with such brilliant new signings, the 2021 FA Cup winners could be in for some great games and even trophies as they now have more options to choose from.

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Dennis Praet doesn’t know what he has that Brendan Rodgers doesn’t like

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Former Sampdoria midfielder, Dennis Praet, recalls the great times he had at Leicester City and still can’t wrap his brains around what he did wrong to be sent away on loan. Apparently, the 27-year old likes England more than Italy, where he currently resides.

After a two-season time at Leicester where he thinks he performed well, the Belgian was loaned off to Torino for the 2021-2022 season, and he doesn’t think his form was bad enough to not play at Leicester.

Praet, who plays for the red-hot Belgium national team, says many people at the Premier League side Leicester City do not understand why he “disappeared” after last season. Well, he doesn’t know the reason either.

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The 2014 Belgian Golden shoe winner left Italian side Sampdoria for the EPL in 2019 and seemingly didn’t think he would be rejoining Serie A so soon, that too on loan.

“I must have something that Brendan Rodgers doesn’t like, but I don’t know what,” Praet lamented, obviously feeling that from his side, he hasn’t done anything worth being sidelined or “lend away.”

Torino have him on loan but can also buy him for 15 million pounds when the season ends. If he impresses, he might go back to Leicester next season, or have Torino hold on to him.

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When 2021-2022 ends, his display at Torino will play the biggest part in whatever happens and his career afterwards. Hopefully, he will have the answers to his questions by then.

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