Price tag revealed for Youri Tielemans amid Arsenal and Liverpool interest

Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans could depart the King Power Stadium for as little as £25 million this summer, with Arsenal and Liverpool known to be sniffing around the 24-year-old.

Tielemans has been a mainstay in Brendan Rodgers' midfield since his arrival from AS Monaco in 2019, for a fee reported to be around 40 million pounds. It was his strike that won Leicester City their first ever FA Cup, while he has racked up over 100 Premier League appearances for the Foxes.

However, Tielemans is down to the final year of his contract in the midlands, and has previously courted interest from Arsenal and Liverpool among other sides, with a massive price tag always touted.

This summer looks set to be different, though, with Leicester thought to only want around £25 million for their Belgian midfielder, something that will represent a major loss on their investment from a purely financial standpoint.

To stay or go?

As per The Telegraph, Tielemans is keen to play in Europe's top competition, something that may narrow his options down significantly come the summer.

'He wants to play in the Champions League and has attracted previous interest from Liverpool and Manchester United, while Real Madrid may see him as a potential successor to Toni Kroos', John Percy reports.

However, there is no guarantee that Tielemans will depart this summer, either, it is suggested, with there being 'a chance that Tielemans could see out the final year of his contract'. Percy adds that 'he has remained professional and committed despite the uncertainty around his future.'

This saga could roll on for much of the summer.

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Ben Browning

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