Youri Tielemans admits to being ‘flattered’ by Man United & Spurs links

Monaco star Youri Tielemans has this evening provided an update on his future, following the conclusion of his loan spell with Leicester City.

Leicester stint

Belgian international midfielder Tielemans made the surprise move to the King Power Stadium this past January, on a 6-month loan deal from Ligue 1 giants Monaco.

And the 22-year-old, who’s career had stuttered somewhat since joining Monaco from Anderlecht in 2017, subsequently went on to enjoy a superb spell with the Foxes.

Tielemans’ combination of technical ability, creative spark and eye for goal saw him quickly establish himself as a fixture in Leicester’s starting XI over the second-half of the campaign.

All told, across 13 Premier League appearances, the midfielder directly contributed to 7 goals.

Crucially, however, Leicester did not secure an option to make Tielemans’ move to the club permanent this summer.

As such, he has since returned to Monaco, though another departure from the Stade Louis, this time on a permanent basis, appears imminent.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur battles for possession with Youri Tielemans and Ricardo Pereira of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

‘Flattering’

Recent weeks have seen a number of English giants named as keen admirers of Tielemans’ talents.

Tottenham and Manchester United, though, have been the sides most-persistently touted as potential destinations for the Belgian.

As such, speaking in an interview whilst on international duty this evening, Tielemans was inevitably questioned on his future, with the gifted midfielder having seemingly confirmed that he is set to be on the move once again over the coming months:

‘We’ll see which club it will be.’

‘The only thing I can say is that things are moving.’

‘A lot of clubs have shown interest and we’ll see in the next few weeks which club it will be.’

When drawn specifically on the interest of Manchester United and Spurs, Tielemans continued:

‘(They) are really big teams in England and in Europe so yeah, it’s flattering to hear those names.’

‘For me, it’s good. It gives me confidence. I’ll just try to play my game on the pitch and to do my best.’

Quotes via Sky Sports


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