FA Cup hero Youri Tielemans reportedly to sign new long-term deal with Leicester City
Youri Tielemans is close to signing a new deal with Leicester City just days after firing the Foxes to their first-ever FA Cup triumph.
The Telegraph report that the Belgian international has been in talks over a new long-term deal for some weeks now and that the 24-year-old midfielder is close to putting pen-to-paper to commit his future with Brendan Rodgers side after emerging as a vital first-team player for the club.
Tielemans joining Leicester in the summer of 2019 for a reported transfer fee of £40m according to the Sun and has since developed into one of the top central midfielders in the Premier League, with the Foxes boss telling Sky Sports News that the former AS Monaco star has a ‘wonderful football brain’.
The midfielder has developed wonderfully since joining Leicester on a permanent deal two years ago, and his goal against Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday was a testament as to how much Tielemans has developed since signing for Rodgers’ side, with UEFA Champions League qualification also on the cards for the 2016 Premier League winners.
TBR View: Leicester prove yet again they are a club on the rise with Tielemans renewal
When Leicester signed Tielemans permanently in the summer of 2019, it was seen as a huge sign of intent from the club and Rogers that the Foxes were on the right track to becoming one of the top teams in the Premier League, and two years later, that statement has been proven true and then some.
A first FA Cup title and Champions League qualification will be a huge sign of progress for Leicester, who have flourished since Tielemans arrived at the club two years ago, along with Rodgers. And with the Belgian international set to remain with the Foxes for the future, there’s no telling how far this team can go under the midfielder and the former Celtic manager.
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