James Maddison hits back at a Leicester fan who questioned his 'respect' for the club after wishing Wesley Fofana well in Chelsea move and insists his exit was 'best for all parties' because he 'desperately' wanted to leave 

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James Maddison hits back at a Leicester fan who questioned his 'respect' for the club after wishing Wesley Fofana well in Chelsea move and insists his exit was 'best for all parties' because he 'desperately' wanted to leave

  • Former Leicester star Wesley Fofana officially joined Chelsea on Wednesday
  • James Maddison took to Twitter to wish Fofana well on his new chapter
  • A Foxes fan hit out at the midfielder and questioned his 'respect' for the club 
  • Maddison defended himself and said the move was 'best for all parties' 

James Maddison has had to defend himself on social media after he was questioned by a Leicester fan over his 'respect' for the club.

The 25-year-old took to Twitter to wish former team-mate Wesley Fofana well, after the French defender completed a £69.5million move to Chelsea on Wednesday.

After Chelsea unveiled their latest signing, Maddison hit back at comments from the supporter, while also saying Fofana's move was 'probably best for all parties'. 

James Maddison took to Twitter to wish Wesley Fofana (right) well on his move to Chelsea

James Maddison took to Twitter to wish Wesley Fofana (right) well on his move to Chelsea

James Maddison took to Twitter to wish Wesley Fofana (right) well on his move to Chelsea

Maddison described Fofana as a 'Rolls Royce' of a defender after his £69.5m move to Chelsea

Maddison described Fofana as a 'Rolls Royce' of a defender after his £69.5m move to Chelsea

Maddison, though, had to defend himself after his respect for the club was questioned

Maddison, though, had to defend himself after his respect for the club was questioned

Maddison tweeted after Fofana was unveiled by Chelsea: 'Good luck on your new chapter little bro!!! 

'Pleasure to play with you and share a changing room with you. A good friend and a Rolls Royce of a centre half @Wesley_Fofanaa.'

His friendly message to the former Leicester star though received some criticism among the club's supporters however.

One user commented: 'Have some respect for the club and the fans please. He s*** on us.

'Don't take a five-year contract then jump at the first 'dream' move that gives you double your salary.'

Fofana, who joined Leicester in 2020, was eager to get a move away to join Chelsea

Fofana, who joined Leicester in 2020, was eager to get a move away to join Chelsea

Maddison defended his comments as he fired back: 'Probably slightly harsh to question my respect for the club and fans just because I wished a teammate and friend of 2 years good luck at their new club.

'I understand the frustration but if a player desperately wants to leave, it's probably best for all parties to let them.' 

Fofana agreed a seven-year deal with the west London outfit to add to Thomas Tuchel's defensive options.

Maddison has also been linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium this summer, with Newcastle among the clubs interested.

James Maddison was also linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium this summer

James Maddison was also linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium this summer

However, the playmaker is set to stay at the club - who he joined back in 2018.

The Foxes have struggled to bring in new players this summer, but are hopeful of signing Reims centre-half Wout Faes before the window shuts today.

Leicester's off-field issues have been compounded by their on-field struggles so far this season.

After five games, the Foxes sit bottom of the table following one draw and four defeats.  

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