Fofana played with Cengiz at Leicester last season.
He told Telefoot: "He asked me how it was, the city, the club and the fans.
"I said to him: 'Honestly it's an incredible city, you will have fun and enjoy yourself there. The supporters are magic, they will push you, that's all you love. Go for it'.
"And after when he signed, I was very happy. He listened to me so I was happy."
Fofana signed for Leicester from St Etienne two years ago.
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