Leicester City loanee Youri Tielemans has suggested he could sign for the Foxes permanently this summer.
The Belgian midfielder has been in impressive form since coming to the Premier League in January from AS Monaco.
So far, he has made seven appearances for the club and had a hand in five goals (one goal, four assists).
It has led to speculation that other clubs are now keen on the 21-year-old, including Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs have been mentioned more frequently than the Red Devils, but Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy might have missed the boat judging by the player’s latest comments.
He said (quoted by Sky Sports): “At Leicester, I can be part of something great. They will have a new training ground, the stadium will be much better than it is now with more fans coming over.
“So it can be something great for the future.”
Tielemans says he is in no rush, but it would seem that he is genuinely keen to continue his Leicester adventure into 2019/2020.
It would take around £40 million for the Foxes to secure him as one of their own as reported by The Daily Mail, but Brendan Rodgers has already said there will be discussions.
The developments certainly suggest Spurs are now unlikely to sign the player, despite Het Laatste Nieuws claiming as recently as April 1 that the Lilywhites are still pursuing the player.
It would arguably be a missed opportunity for Tottenham, who are still in need of a replacement for Mousa Dembele in midfield.
He’s only been around for a few months, but Tielemans has clearly demonstrated he can be a capable Premier League player.