Youri Tielemans admits he is ‘keeping his options open’ amid interest from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United
- Youri Tielemans of Leicester City has admitted he has kept his options open.
- Tielemans will start the last two years of his contract with Leicester City
- He has attracted interest from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United
- Tielemans says he will ‘give everything’ for Leicester as negotiations continue
Youri Tielemans has admitted to ‘keeping his options open’ amid ongoing speculation about his future at Leicester City.
Tielemans is entering the final two years of his contract and the Foxes are eager to tie him down after he scored the winner in their FA Cup win over Chelsea in May.
The 24-year-old has revealed he is in negotiations with several clubs but insists he will ‘give everything’ to Leicester as long as talks continue.
Tielemans admitted to ‘keeping his options open’ amid ongoing speculation about his future
“There’s actually no update. I am open to everything. The transfer window has just closed, but I want to keep as many options as possible,” he said air sports.
“As long as I’m here, I’ll give everything for the club. I’ve already done that, but I’m going to do that even more. The contract situation is just something that plays in football, it’s a normal situation.
“There are talks going on – I’m not saying I’m going to sign, I’m not saying I’m not going to sign. We will see.’
Sports post previously revealed how Leicester would offer Tielemans a new £100,000-per-week contract to stay with the club.
Tielemans enters the final two years of his contract and the Foxes are eager to tie him up after he scored the winner in their FA Cup triumph (above) over Chelsea in May
He has also scored 18 goals and provided 19 assists in 113 games in all competitions
However, Tielemans – who joined The Foxes in 2019 for a club record £35million – has sparked interest at Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United and could leave as a result.
Tielemans would be a huge loss to Brendan Rodgers as he has scored 18 goals and provided 19 assists in 113 appearances in all competitions.
Speaking ahead of Deadline Day, Rodgers called Tielemans a “top professional” and admitted he would like the 24-year-old to commit his future to the club.
Manager Brendan Rodgers (above) previously called Tielemans a “top professional” and admitted he would like the 24-year-old to commit his future to the club
He 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. As I have said before, I will give him everything to help him improve continuously 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.’