RC Lens coach responds to Milan interest in Fofana: “He is my captain”

By Euan Burns -

RC Lens coach Franck Haise has responded to AC Milan’s reported interest in Ivorian midfielder Seko Fofana. 

Speaking during an interview with L’Equipe (via Maxifoot), Haise remained clear about the fact that Fofana is a part of his squad and he will continue to view him that way until something changes.

“A percentage to see Fofana stay? From 0 to 100%. I’m very frank when I say that. Since June 24, and the resumption of the pro group, Seko is here and trains very well. He’s still the same competitor, he wants to win every match, like us,” Haise said.

He certainly did not go as far as to say that the 27-year-old midfielder would definitely be staying but he stressed that he is the captain of the team.

“Now, we are all aware that there might be some departures. But today, he is my captain and I don’t ask myself any other questions,” he said.

Milan are certainly not the only team who are interested in Fofana with a host of clubs, some of whom are in the Premier League, also pursuing the Lens man.

A strength that Lens have in negotiations is that he is under contract with the Ligue 1 side until June 2024 so they can get a proper amount of money for him if teams are willing to pay it.

He scored 10 goals in 41 appearances across the 2021/22 season.

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  1. Milan is not going to sign Seko Fofana.
    From everything we’ve seen from Milan management in the last 3 years this guy doesn’t fit the profiles they are looking at.
    He is 27 years old and his cost is at minimum 25 mil. Lens (from reports) turned down 35mil offer from PSG for Fofana. Milan isn’t paying that money for a 27 year old. He is good but Milan missed the chance to sign him 2 years ago when he was leaving Udinese.
    You can’t show up a day late and a dollar short and expect to sign a quality player

  2. I like him to be honest. A very reliable man. Looks like Kjaer type of signing for the midfielder.

    He is expensive (for milan standard), yes. But to replace Kessie, that ain’t cheap whatsoever

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