Leicester eyeing move for Monaco’s Youri Tielemans

Leicester eyeing Tielemans

Leicester City are eyeing a move for Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans, according to the Mail.

Monaco are said to want a fee in the region of £20m for the young midfielder.

Tielemans joined Monaco in July of 2017 from Belgium outfit Anderlecht for a fee in the region of £23m.

Since then, Tielemans has gone on to make 64 appearances across all competitions for Monaco.

In those 64 appearances, he has scored six and assisted three.

Monaco have had an awful start to the 2018/19 season.

The once title challenging side currently sit 19th in Ligue 1 with just 15 points from 21 games.

Monaco have also just sacked Thierry Henry.

Despite this, Tielemans is still performing well and has scored five and assisted one in 19 league games this term.

Claude Puel

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 19: Claude Puel, Manager of Leicester City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on January 19, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Puel under pressure at Leicester

While Leicester are seemingly keen on Tielemans, they could be edging closer to losing their manager in the coming weeks.

Leicester have had some very poor results in recent weeks.

For example, they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Newport County.

They have also lost to Cardiff, Southampton and Wolves in recent games.

As a result, it is increasingly being speculated that Puel will be sacked by Leicester with Puel himself commenting on the rumours:

It’s a common thread, all press conferences, I cannot manage these rumours.” As quoted by the Guardian.

Leicester’s next game sees them take on 1st place Liverpool.

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