Ex-Belgium international tips Tielemans to depart Leicester in the near future
Former Belgium international Geert De Vlieger has tipped Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans to depart the Foxes.
Speaking in an interview, the 49-year-old claimed that if he doesn’t leave the club this summer, then it will happen next year.
Tielemans enjoyed a brilliant campaign, alongside the rest of his teammates, as he thundered in the goal to win the side their first-ever FA Cup trophy.
However, the Midlanders missed out on Champions League football on the final day of the Premier League season. A 4-2 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur, despite Chelsea having lost 2-1, meant the Foxes missed out on goal difference.
Despite failure to secure a place in the competition, recent reports have claimed the 24-year-old is set to negotiate a new deal at the King Power Stadium.
When talking about Tielemans’ future, De Vlieger said: “Tielemans is going to leave Leicester City anyway. If not this year, then next year. Leicester should hope that he stays another year, but Youri is now so far that he is ready for an absolute top club.”
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His performance in the FA Cup final was one of the best in recent memory.
Tielemans was coolness personified as he led his side to victory against the odds and Thomas Tuchel’s men. He was ice cold in possession, rarely rushing passes and even thundered in a rocket into the top corner to win the game.
This is worrying for Brendan Rodgers, because after a second consecutive year of failing to qualify for the Champions League, there is an increasing likeliness the star could leave.
The failure to qualify for the Europe’s premier competition means another campaign in the Europa League. And with Tielemans’ quality, it proves incredibly insulting to keep seeing the youngster play in a second-rate tournament.
Leicester’s failures may well be another team’s gain in what could turn out to be another transfer saga. Brendan Rodgers may keep a hold of his prized asset this year, but, if failure continues, he will slip through their grasp.
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