Monaco’s Youri Tielemans to Leicester City transfer update

Youri Tielemans to undergo Leicester medical on Wednesday

Leicester City are expected to complete the loan signing of AS Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans on Wednesday evening.

The Belgian midfielder will join on a six-month loan deal with no option to buy.

This will come as a huge relief to many Leicester fans as it was previously reported by the Telegraph that Tottenham could be set to hijack Leicester’s move for Tielemans.

Tielemans arrived at Monaco from Anderlecht in July of 2017 for a fee of around £23m.

The midfielder has gone on to play 165 games across all competitions for Monaco.

The Ligue 1 side are having a rough 2018/19 season and are in serious danger of being relegated.

Despite this, Tielemans has still scored five and assisted one in 20 league games this campaign.

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)

Liverpool vs Leicester

While Leicester will be eager to complete the Tielemans signing, they do also have a very tough tie with Liverpool on Wednesday evening.

The Foxes head into Wednesday’s game 10th in the league having lost their last two league outings.

A win for Leicester could take them up to 8th but given Liverpool’s home record, that is very unlikely.

As for Liverpool, they started the day 1st in the league four points above second place.

However, after Man City lost to Newcastle on Tuesday, Liverpool could extend their lead at the top of the table to seven points.

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