Leicester want Youri Tielemans to commit the future to the club by signing a new contract after the Belgian midfielder sparked interest from top European clubs, including Liverpool last season
- Leicester will step up their efforts to tie Youri Tielemans to a new deal this month
- A series of excellent displays caught the attention of Europe’s leading clubs last season
- Midfielder also scored the only goal in the FA Cup final against Chelsea in May
Leicester will step up efforts to tie Youri Tielemans to a new deal when the player returns from vacation later this month.
The Belgian midfielder scored the only goal in the FA Cup final against Chelsea in May and put on a string of outstanding displays last season that caught the attention of Europe’s leading clubs.
As reported by Sportsmail on May 17, one of the Foxes’ top priorities this summer has been securing the future of Tielemans, who has only two years left on the contract.
Youri Tielemans scored the winner for Leicester in the FA Cup final against Chelsea
A new contract would bring Tielemans closer to top earners Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel, who each make more than £100,000 a week.
Reports during the European Championship suggested that Tielemans was eager to play Champions League football, and Liverpool thought they were interested.
But Leicester are under no pressure to sell the 24-year-old and have received significant fees for their best players in recent seasons.
The Belgian midfielder only has two years left on his current contract with the Foxes
Harry Maguire came to Manchester United two years ago for £80 million, and Ben Chilwell moved to Chelsea the following season for £50 million.
Meanwhile, Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers is looking for a winger after the club refused to sign Cengiz Under following his poor loan spell from Roma.