Tielemans’ Leicester stint
After he impressed on loan during the second half of the 2018/19 campaign, Leicester signed Youri Tielemans permanently in the summer of 2019.
The Foxes are believed to have paid French outfit AS Monaco around £40m to bring the midfielder to the King Power.
The Belgian has since established himself as a key cog in Brendan Rodgers’ side, notching 108 appearances in all competitions, across which he has scored 17 and assisted 19.
It was the 2020/21 campaign, though, which saw Tielemans produce arguably his best football in a Leicester shirt.
Despite largely operating in a deep midfield role, the former Anderlecht talent managed to chip in with nine goals and six assists, including the winner for Leicester in the FA Cup final vs Chelsea last month.
Tielemans staying put?
On the back of his superb campaign last time out, Tielemans has found himself linked with Liverpool.
The Reds have lost Georginio Wijnaldum, after the midfielder joined PSG on a free transfer, and Tielemans, on paper, looks like a decent fit for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The player himself was recently drawn on the possibility of replacing Wijnaldum, but he remained coy on the situation, stating:
“That’s really none of my business right now. Let the journalists speak. They undoubtedly have a lot to do with that.
“But I don’t care about that. All I can do is make sure that I am as good as possible on the pitch.”
But what is Leicester’s stance on potentially selling the midfielder?
The Foxes have a fine record of picking up players for cheap, and moving them on for big money.
Ben Chilwell, Harry Maguire, N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez are the most obvious examples. And whilst Tielemens was not exactly signed for pennies, Leicester could still probably make some profit on the £40m they paid.
However, a report from the Leicester Mercury this weekend has provided some insight into the club’s future plans for the Belgian, and it appears that they are not looking to cash in.
Instead, it is explained that:
Leicester are hoping Tielemans will sign a new contract and pledge his future to the club this summer.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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