Brendan Rodgers hopes Youri Tielemans will extend the contract as Leicester look to tie the hero of the FA Cup final on a £100,000-a-week deal amid Liverpool interest
- Brendan Rodgers hopes Youri Tielemans will sign a new contract with Leicester
- Tielemans has been a huge success with the Foxes since signing in 2019
- Liverpool are reportedly interested in a move to the Belgian midfielder
- Tielemans was Leicester’s Player of the Season and the hero of their FA Cup victory
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is hopeful that Youri Tielemans will sign a new contract with the club.
The 24-year-old midfielder, The Foxes’ player of the season and the goalscorer of the winning goal in their FA Cup final at Wembley, has been the subject of transfer speculation this summer, with Liverpool reportedly one of his admirers. .
The club would like to reward Tielemans for his performance with a new deal, but also strengthen its own position if a rival shows formal interest.
Leicester would like to sign Youri Tielemans for a new contract amid interest in the midfielder
Brendan Rodgers called Tielemans ‘a top professional’ and hopes he stays at the club
The Belgium international has two years left on his current contract and Rodgers said: ‘I hope we can have him longer. Jon (Rudkin, director of football) meets with his representatives.
“He is a top professional, a great guy and someone I enjoy working with. He is very focused on his football and is not distracted at all.’
Leicester recently tied Harvey Barnes to a new four-year deal and Tielemans would be offered around £100,000 a week to sign his new contract.
“As I have said before, I will give him everything to continuously improve him and he will continue to give us everything.
“For me and Youri, it just goes on – our relationship. Hopefully we can solve something in the future.’
Tielemans scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final against Chelsea with a long-range missile
‘I will give him everything to continuously improve him,’ said Rodgers about Tielemans
Rodgers also plans to add even more signings to his squad ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline.
He said, “There’s nothing around right now, but we’d like to do one or two things anyway. We don’t have an endless pot of money. We may have to move one or two before anyone comes in.
“But we have a brilliant group of players. If they are all fit, we have a squad that can challenge any competition. I never want to complain about what we don’t have.’