Brendan Rodgers has delivered an replace on Youri Tielemans’ future, with Leicester nonetheless hoping to agree a brand new contract with the Arsenal-linked star.
- Belgian midfielder starring for Foxes
- Deal operating right down to free company
- Closely linked with transfer to north London
WHAT HAPPENED? Switch speak continues to rage round Belgium worldwide midfielder Tielemans with one other window now open and his contract operating down in the direction of free company in the summertime. There was loads of hypothesis to counsel that Premier League leaders Arsenal are eager on buying the gifted 25-year-old, however no one at Leicester needs to sanction a sale and hope continues to be clung to with regards to potential contemporary phrases on the King Energy Stadium being agreed.
WHAT THEY SAID: Foxes boss Rodgers has stated of talks with Tielemans: “It has gone on for some time, however it’s all based mostly across the participant, finally. His dedication isn’t any much less now to what it was after I first got here in – if not much more. He is liked his time right here and continues to be loving his time right here. I respect that he is in his final 12 months, after all I wish to tie him down. He is been an excellent participant for this membership and continues to be at an excellent age. It is one thing that needs to be proper for all events.
“Till I am instructed he isn’t right here, we work very properly collectively. He is a coach’s dream, together with his professionalism and think about of the sport. Nothing modifications for me in that side, we simply proceed to hopefully discover a decision to it and have him signal right here. I believe it is one the place we wish to do every part we will to persuade him to remain.”
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Tielemans initially joined Leicester on mortgage from Monaco in January 2019, earlier than seeing that transfer made everlasting, and has taken in 178 appearances for the membership – serving to them to FA Cup and Neighborhood Protect honours in 2021.
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WHAT NEXT? Arsenal have already got loads of midfield choices at their disposal – with the likes of Martin Odegaard, Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey impressing within the current – however squad depth is at all times embraced by probably the most bold of outfits and the Gunners are keen to make sure that they’ve sufficient choices to proceed competing for main honours on a number of fronts in 2022-23.