Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans will stay at Leicester atleast till the end of season. After being heavily linked with a move to Arsenal, it has been confirmed he will not be sold in January. Brendan Rodgers has insisted the club aren’t thinking about selling him mid season.
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Tielemans linked with Arsenal move
Tielemans has established himself as a key member of Brendan Rodgers side and has become an integral part of Belgium national team under Roberto Martinez. The 25 year old Leicester midfielder has been garnering interests from many big clubs in recent times. Arsenal have been looking to acquire the services of Tielemans but it looks like they will have to wait until end of the season. Youri Tielemans contract with Leicester City expires at the end of the season. There are no indications of Tielemans committing his future with the Foxes. It is very unlikely that will sign a contract extension. With Tielemans not extending his contract, Mikel Arteta’s Gunners could get their desired signing on a free next summer.
Brendan Rodgers views on Youri Tielemans future
Brendan Rodgers has openly expressed his desire to retain the services of Youri Tielemans and has refused to entertain the idea of his sale in January window.
“It’s not something we are thinking of [selling Tielemans] and not anything the club have said we need to do. We don’t want to be offloading our best players, that’s for sure,” he said. “So there has been no hint or indication we need to generate money and move him on. But, of course, there’s a business side to the club that they will look at.” .
“We had a number of long chats in the summer. There is clearly no doubt even a young guy who is focused like Youri and very professional, it can have an impact. But he has been fully focused. He doesn’t let that affect him. He is a top-class professional, he sees the game how I see it.”
Youri Tielemans journey with Foxes
Youri Tielemans joined Leicester City in 2019 and has played in 172 matches for them which includes 133 league appearances till date. He has scored 26 goals and has 25 assists against his name for Leicester, with the most memorable one being his crucial goal in the FA Cup finals and made history with the Foxes. Tielemans has won a FA Cup and Community Shield with them.