Leicester City News: Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans has finally broken his silence regarding his decision to stay at Leicester City.
Rising from the academy of the Belgian club Anderlecht, Youri Tielemans was given his first senior team contract at the age of 16. He played four seasons with Anderlecht’s senior team and featured in 185 matches.
His brilliant performance with Anderlecht earned him a five-year contract with Ligue 1 club Monaco. However, his time in France was not as successful as in Belgium. He was then loaned out to English Premier League club Leicester City.
Upon joining Leicester, the Belgian midfielder quickly became one of the key players of their squad. The next season he joined the Foxes on a permanent move and has been a great signing for them so far. Tielemans scored the winner in the 2021 FA Cup final which helped Leicester to win their first FA cup title.
Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans has claimed that his decision to stay in Leicester was an accurate one.
Since joining Leicester from Monaco, Tielemans has been one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. So with his contract getting expired within less than a year, the Belgian midfielder was targetted by many clubs.
Reportedly current English Premier league table toppers Arsenal were the most interested team. However, the Gunners could not reach a deal with him and the move did not happen.
Meanwhile, Leicester have got a very bad start to their campaign. The foxes have gathered only one point from their last seven matches. To put more context into it, Leicester have now lost their last six Premier League matches. They are currently in the last position of the table and critics have already fated their relegation.
However, even after this Tieleman thinks, “Just because things are getting worse now at Leicester doesn’t mean I should regret [staying].”
He further said, “I’m not going to speak too much about my contract situation at the moment. My family is very happy there [in Leicester] and that’s important. I didn’t leave in the summer as I always said the project had to be the right one,”
With the atmosphere in Leicester looking very gloomy, the midfielder is currently enjoying his time with the Belgian national team. Tielemans thinks the international break is currently fresh air for him.
He has admitted that consecutive defeats have affected the whole Leicester team and they will have to come out as a different unit after the break.
Meanwhile, Leicester City’s coach Brendan Rodgers is currently going through huge criticism for his team’s poor start. The Leicester gaffer has accepted his fate and will not be in the way if the management decides to sack him.
Leicester will play Nottingham Forest in their next match.
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