Thursday, 29 December 2011

Fernandes Departs

Midfielder Gelson Fernandes has played his final game for Leicester City and has returned to AS St Etienne after his final training session with the Foxes this morning.

Loanee: Gelson Fernandes scored once for the Foxes, against
rivals Forest in a 2-2 draw at the City Ground in August
The Swiss international was seen shaking hands with staff and players at the club's Belvoir Drive training ground after a workout today before speaking to fans and wishing the Foxes well. It is believed he will now move to Udinese on loan until the end of the season.

Fernandes joined Sven Goran Eriksson at Leicester in August, re-joining his former Manchester City boss and made an impressive d├ębut at Coventry City two days later. He went on to make a dozen more appearances for the Foxes and scored once, in a 2-2 draw against Nottingham Forest.

The midfielder gained popularity amongst the fans but after Eriksson's departure in October never made the same impression on the Leicester City midfield and will now return to his parent club after a mixed loan spell in England.

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