One team looking to capitalise from Tottenham Hotspur’s struggles so far this season are Leicester City. Brendan Rodgers’ men have genuine top-four ambitions after an impressive start to the season so far and excellent recent transfer business.
One key reason behind that success is Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans. He has been sensational since arriving at the King Power Stadium, initially on loan, from Monaco in January. That loan was made permanent in the summer for a fee, as reported by The Guardian, in the region of £40 million.
At the weekend, Tielemans scored the winner as Leicester defeated Burnley to stay third in the Premier League table.
Tottenham, however, must be kicking themselves, as Tielemans could have been a Spurs player.
As reported by The Telegraph, Daniel Levy had agreed a potential loan deal in January and was awaiting a green-light from manager Mauricio Pochettino to sign the Belgian as a potential Mousa Dembele replacement.
However, as reported by Het Belang van Limburg, Pochettino was not convinced by the player and the loan with an option to buy deal was shelved.
As reported by Football.London, Tottenham were reportedly considering making a move for the Belgian after his impressive loan spell in the Premier League.
However, Tielemans was ready to commit to Leicester and Tottenham had missed their best opportunity to sign the Belgian talent.
Considering how he has started the new season compared to the Tottenham players, clearly Tottenham made a mistake.