Leicester looking to offer FA Cup hero a new contract, claims Fabrizio Romano
Leicester City want to keep Youri Tielemans beyond this summer and want to offer the FA Cup hero a new contract
According to Fabrizio Romano, the news about their Belgian midfielder comes as the Foxes close in for Boubacary Soumare, whose €23m (£20m) move to the King Power Stadium is set for completion.
The former AS Monaco man has enjoyed a stellar season at the heart of midfield for Brendan Rodgers’ men and recently scored the winning goal that saw the outfit lift the FA Cup for the very first time in their history after victory over Chelsea.
His performances across this campaign has seen him earn praise from Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, who described the Belgium international as a ‘top, top player’, claiming Vincent Kompany alerted him to the 24-year-old’s quality when he first stepped foot in England.
TBR View: Tielemans is Leicester’s deep-lying creative threat
The ying to Wilfried Ndidi’s yang, Tielemans proves to be too crucial of an asset to be let go anytime in the near future. The report over the club attempting to extend his contract will be music to the ears of those associated with Leicester after his stunning performance in the FA Cup final.
His quality from deep is the best of his endless list of abilities especially on the ball. During the win over the Blues, whilst everyone to a man rushed their passes and failed to provide a cool head, moving the ball quickly and reliably. Tielemans averages the second-most passes of any Foxes’ player in the Premier League, second only to Jonny Evans.
The midfielder’s ability to create from deep is another of his key strengths with the ace having played the joint-second most key passes per game in the top-flight (1.2). And having contributed to 10 goals in his 37 appearances this season, his threat in the final third is unquestionable.
All this at the tender age of 24, Leicester City have a bright talent on their hands, who will only get better. The offer of a new contract is a no-brainer of a move and will only enhance both the star’s ability and his value in the transfer market, which stands right now at £49.5m-rated
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